How To Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer Outside

The summer is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy not only your family, but your beloved pet. Just like humans, our four-legged friends like to frolic in the sun as well. However, the dangers of being exposed to intensive summer heat can have negative consequences on both humans and out beloved pets. Therefore, it's important to find creative ways to keep them comfortable whenever they are outdoors. Here are a few tips to keep Fido cool. 

Keep fresh water available — Because dogs can't sweat, they cool off by panting. To prevent dehydration, offer cool, fresh water to your pet. You can even add a few ice cubes to his pet bowl to encourage drinking. Be sure to brink along a portable drinking dish during long summer walks and trips in the car to allow your pet access to water when needed. 

Give pet-friendly frozen treats — Kids aren't the only ones who would enjoy a nice frozen treat during the summer. Offer your dog 2 - 3 ingredient treat made of pet-safe organic berries and water in a small bowl. Once it is completely frozen, turn the bowl upside down and serve the treat being sure to monitor him while he's enjoying it.

Provide plenty of shade — There are many breeds of dogs that enjoy sunbathing, but just like humans, dogs can get sunburned too. Therefore, it's important to offer your pet shelter from the sun by allowing it to sit under awnings or provide a specialty pet bed that provides protection from the sun. Rather than allow your dog to lie down on a hot deck or patio, offer your dog a hammock bed that lifts the dog inches off the ground. 

In the event your dog should show signs of distress while being out in the heat, take them to your local animal hospital or veterinarian immediately.

These are just a few tips to keep your dog cool during the dog days of summer, if you need an invisible dog fence for your pooch to roam freely outside, contact the team at Pet Freedom Hidden Fence today. 

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