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๐ŸŒž Beat the Heat: Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer! ๐Ÿถโ„๏ธ

Welcome to July!

Summer is here, bringing sunshine (eventually, we know it's been rainy lately but even rainy days can be humid ๐Ÿฅต), beach days, and plenty of outdoor adventures! ๐ŸŒžโ˜€๏ธ However, as temperatures rise, it's essential to ensure our furry friends stay cool and comfortable in the scorching heat. To help have fun and stay safe, here are some tips on keeping your pup safe and chilled during the "dog days" of summer. Let's dive in! ๐Ÿพโ„๏ธ


1. Provide Ample Shade and Water ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒŠ:

When the sun is blazing, dogs need their own little oasis! Create shady spots in your yard using umbrellas, tarps, or natural shade from trees. Let your pup lounge comfortably and enjoy the cool breeze. And don't forget the hydration station! Keep multiple bowls of fresh, cool water within reach, both indoors and outdoors. ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿพ


2. Limit Exercise During Peak Hours ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ:

While our furry friends love to play chase and be active with us, it's crucial to adjust their exercise routines during hot weather. Avoid intense activities during peak hours when the sun is at its strongest. Opt for early morning or late evening walks when temperatures are cooler. Take it easy, and always have water available for your panting pal. Remember, safety first! ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿถ


3. Never Leave Fido in a Hot Car ๐Ÿš—๐ŸŒก๏ธ:

It's a golden rule, folks: NEVER leave your dog in a parked car, even for a "quick" errand. Cars heat up rapidly, becoming death traps for our furry companions. Instead, leave them safely at home or seek pet-friendly alternatives. Your pooch will thank you for keeping them out of the hot seat! ๐ŸพโŒ๐ŸŒก๏ธ

4. Cool Accessories and Techniques to the Rescue โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ•:

Help your dog beat the heat with some cool gear and tricks! Treat them to a refreshing dip in a doggie pool or provide a wet towel for them to lay on. Cooling vests or bandanas work wonders, and you can even pamper them with their own pup-approved misting fan! Frozen treats made from pet-friendly ingredients are a tasty and chilly way to keep them cool from the inside out. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿฆ

5. Protect Those Paws and Prevent Sunburn ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŒž :

Hot pavement can be paw-ful! Protect your pup's sensitive paws by walking them on grassy areas or shaded paths. If the air temperature is 25 degrees that means pavement can be upwards of 51 degrees! ๐Ÿฅต Consider booties to shield their feet from scorching surfaces. Just like us, dogs can get sunburned too! Apply pet-safe sunscreen to their nose, ears, and any exposed areas when heading outdoors. It's all about keeping them comfortable and safe in the sun! โ˜‚๏ธ๐Ÿถ

Hopefully these tips leave you feeling well-equipped to keep your furry friend cool and content during the sizzling summer months. Remember to prioritize their comfort, stay vigilant, and enjoy the sunny days together, knowing your dog is happy and safe by your side. ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿพ


Please reach out if you have any questions and drop a photo in the comments or send us a selfie in the app of your pup living their best summer life (in air-conditioned comfort or out in the wilds of PEI!)



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