How to Keep your Dog Cool in Hot Weather

  1. Walk and exercise your dog in the early morning or evenings to avoid the hottest times of the day (usually between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. during the summer).
  2. Add ice to their water dish.
  3. Buy a shallow, wading pool for your pup so they have a place to chill out.
  4. Give your dog an ice pack or wet towel to lay on.
  5. Bring a collapsible water dish on your walks. Many of them have clasps that can attach to your bag.
  6. Avoid walking on hot pavement, and consider booties to insulate their toes.
  7. Make your dog some homemade frozen treats. I like putting pieces of fruit in the ice trays to make a healthy cold snack.

First Aid for Heat Stroke

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