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Keeping Your Dogs Cool In Summer






The way summer can be tough for us and so is the case with your dogs. Some dogs are furrier than the others and more intense the heat. I have a Labrador and they have a double coat. He does shed a lot in summer but it's still intense for him. So we make sure to follow a few summer checklist so that summer is more fun and less torture for him.

DONT STEP OUT WHEN ITS HOTTEST


It's critical that you don't step out with your dog during the hottest part of the day. The asphalt can burn your pooch's paws. If you have to take him out then look for shade and grass.


PLENTY OF DRINKING WATER


Make sure your dog has access to water. It's important to be able to drink water whenever your dog is thirsty. I use this and it's immensely useful if I have to step out for a little longer. The water keeps filling up in the bowl as Margo drinks it. Sometimes on a very hot day, I even put quite a few ice cubes in the water.


TRY ICE FOR TREAT


Margo has always loved ice cubes. so it goes without saying that that's what I reach out for when I have to treat him for a good behavior or even no behavior and just because I want to. I always make ice cubes for myself with lime and strawberries. Margo sometimes gets the cube with berries as they are good for him and so is the ice!


MAKE A COOL NOOK


We all need to be in the shade when it's incredibly hot. For dogs, the heat follows wherever they go because of their fur. It's important to find a spot for them that is cool. You can either put on the Air conditioner or a fan or a nice shaded cool area.

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