Posted by Emily Keudell on Aug 2nd 2018
The summer heat has arrived and is here to stay for some time, so we would love to give you some helpful tips & products to help Fido keep his cool.
On hot days it’s not uncommon to see our pups and cats stretched out on the cool tile floor in the kitchen or even post up near a fan. On hot summer days leave your pup at home while the sun is at its hottest and instead opt to exercise your pet in the morning hours or after the sun has set. Remember if pavement is too hot for you to walk on barefoot, it's too hot for your pup. Same goes for sitting in parked cars- it only takes minutes for the internal temperatures of a car to rise into the hundreds on a 78 degree day- yes, even with the windows cracked.
Hydration is key! On hot days remember to fill your pet's dish with fresh cool water and consider adding another dish so your pets have plenty of drinking options. Going to the beach for the day or to a park? Don’t forget your portable dog dishes to keep your pup feeling good.
Always be mindful of your pet's breed and age, both factor into how heat sensitive your pet is. Older pets can overheat easier and any flat faced pup will have a much harder time keeping cool on hot days. Always exercise these breeds with extreme caution on warm days.
If you want to be extra safe on your adventures in the sun with Fido here are some fabulous products to keep your pup feeling good:
Ruffwear's Swamp Cooler provides protection from the sun and cooling evaporation. In warm climates, dogs typically stay cool by seeking shade during the heat of the day and moving around in cooler temperatures. The Swamp Cooler allows dogs to perform in hot climates. To activate the Swamp Cooler, soak in water, wring out and place on your dog. The light-colored fabric reflects solar radiation, while evaporation cooling pulls heat from the dog. Buy Here
Gold paw's Sun Shield Tee is silky soft, lightweight stretch jersey with a UPF-50 rating that blocks 98% of the sun’s harmful UV rays.Chemical free with an anti-microbial finish. Super comfortable indoors and out and perfect for all sorts of applications beyond sun protection too: skin conditions, wound care, topical medications, works great as an anti-anxiety calming aid that can be worn all day. Buy Here
The Ruffwear Float Coat is the ultimate in canine flotation and water safety. For dogs that love to join their humans rafting, kayaking, boating, surfing and paddle boarding, this life jacket is designed for dogs of all shapes and sizes. This is a premium, fully-featured life jacket that includes thoughtful details like a strong handle, optimally positioned to lift dogs out of the water, and reflective trim for enhanced visibility in or out of the water. Buy Here
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