We are loving the warm summer weather! Now that you will be spending more time outside with your pets in the upcoming months, here are a few tips to help keep your pets cool as you enjoy time outdoors.
How to Keep Pets Cool:
- Take Walks in the Morning/Evening – While walks keep pets healthy, we recommend taking your pet for a walk during hours when they have access to shade. The sidewalk can get hot in the afternoon. Walk your pet in the morning or evening instead!
- Provide Access to Shade – If you do find yourself outdoors during the daytime with your pet, make sure that you provide them a shady place to hide from the sun.
- Stay Hydrated – Make sure that your pets have access to plenty of fresh, clean water on hot days – especially if they are spending time outdoors. It’s easy for pets to become dehydrated while they pant to cool down.
- Offer a Frozen Treat – Give your pet some frozen ice cubes to lick to stay cool. They even make specialty dog ices and ice creams that your pet can enjoy as a treat on hot days.