Today's "hot" topic is going to be keeping your dog cool in this ridiculous heat. Now, I know that it is not hot everywhere in the country right now, but for us wimpy So Cal kids, it is just muggy and hot!
So I thought I would share 3 tips for keeping your pups cool and entertained.
#1 My dogs love their raised pet cot, I actually have them in the house, but they could easily be used outside (and should if you pup is out during the day). The raised bed allows the air to circulate around them, plus they hose off for easy cleaning.
#2 For those pups that are water lovers, this fun water sprinkler is as entertaining for them as it is for you! What I have found, make sure you pick it up after you are done. Mine thought it would be a great idea to try and drag it around the yard!
#3 Does your dog like to eat ice? Here is an option that will allow you to add some extra fun to their day. I like to add small chunks of fruit to add flavor too! If you feed a dehydrated raw food, you may even try adding that!
#4 BONUS!! When we travel, I like to take our cooling mats. I prefer these over a cooling coat, as the dogs can choose to move onto or away from them. The fold up for easy transport and cool on their own. "Back in the day" you had to cool your mat with cold water and ice. This pad stays cool for up to 3 hours, without hauling water and ice! Win-win all around, not to mention when showing, it does not mess up coats.
Here is hoping your pets stay cool as we round out the end of our summer. Do you have a fun way to keep your pups cool? Make sure to share on our FB page Pawsitive Principles with Bree, I would love to hear from you!!