5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Cool and Comfortable in Summer
Summer is finally here, and while you are cranking up that A/C it’s important to think about your gorgeous dog during the Australian summer heat!
So here are our top 5 tips for keeping your dog cool in summer!
1. A Wet Dog is a Cool Dog!
During the hotter summer months, it is a great idea to incorporate some fun water activities into your dogs' play time or walks. Whether it be with a sprinkler in the backyard or at the beach in the surf. A nice refreshing play in the water can bring your dog's body temperature right down!
Don’t forget to have a dog towel handy to dry them off before they run inside and make their very own pool in the house.
Bailey’s Beds personalised dog towels are perfect for drying off your dog after their summer water playtime!
2. Avoid the Midday Heat
During summer, it is important to plan your dogs walks around the scorching midday sun and don’t forget about the ground. A little trick that we like to use is to stay away from footpaths and roads, instead take your dog on a late afternoon bush walk where the ground is shaded. This will ensure your dog doesn't get too hot and the ground won’t hurt their paws!
3. Make Some Icy Treats!
Just like icy poles for kids, there is nothing better than a nice cool treat for a dog on a hot day! We like to use a spare ice cube tray and fill it up with low salt chicken or beef stock and keep them handy for your dog to snack on and cool down with after a big walk.
Along with these cool treats, don’t forget to always have cold water at the ready so your dog can stay hydrated throughout the day!
4. Set Up a Cool Space for Your Dog to Rest
During the summer months it’s important that your dog has a nice shaded and cool place to rest, especially after a long walk in the heat! Lucky for you at Bailey’s Beds we have the perfect pet bed, or mat, for your dog this summer!
5. Get Grooming!
Now, please don’t go and shave off all of your dog's fur for summer, their fur is actually very important for protecting their skin from the sun. However, what you should be doing is brushing out their fur every few days with a de-shedding brush to remove any loose hair that could be trapping a lot of unwanted heat!
We hoped this has given you some useful tips for taking care of your dog this summer! Let us know how your pup likes to stay cool in the comments.
Please note: Bailey’s Beds is in no way a medical expert and all tips should be further researched for your dog as all dogs are different.