3 Ways to Cool Down a HOT Dog
Good Friday has come and gone, but many of us have started experiencing summer weather. All4pets is located in Ludhiana, PB. (INDIA) offering premium pet products and supplies all over India. You have to go on the website www.all4pets.in to place the order. Based in North India, where hot weather can last well through October. It’s always a good idea to offer multiple cooling down options like cold treats, water during play, or simply some excellent AC on extra hot days. We’ve come up with three playful ways to keep your dog cool and comfortable through the summer season. Your pup will thank you.
First things first, stay alert.
Since dogs can’t tell us when they are overheating, it’s essential to proactively keep your pup cool in hot weather and be aware of heat exhaustion signs. Heatstroke Signs in canines are similar to those observed in humans, although dogs pant more to cool themselves. Watch out for the warning signs below.
- Heavy panting
- Hypersalivation or drooling
- Warm skin to the touch
- Red mucous membranes of the mouth
- Rapid heart rate
- Extremely dry nose
- Quiet or poorly responsive
- Vomiting or spitting up
- Blood in mouth or stool
- Mild to severe seizures
- Muscle tremors
- Ataxia or staggering
To prevent heatstroke in your pup, make sure they are in a safe area with access to someplace cool and out of the sun. Your dog should never leave in a hot car or be confined in an area in direct sunlight, even for a few minutes. Now you have got that what you know what warning signs to watch out for, let’s jump into the summer fun.
Add water to their play if you have an outdoor space available; a pet grooming kit made for pets can be an excellent option for your dog. Let the sprinklers spread their magic while your pups splash around. A hot, tired, lazy pup will likely enjoy laying down on the splash pad. Just be sure always to supervise your furry friend during water play.
· DIY yogurt popsicles
What’s better on a hot day than ice cream? Ice cream has a high sugar content that makes it a no-no for pups, but homemade frozen yogurt is a nutritious alternative. Check out this safe and delicious recipe to treat your pup to a refreshing popsicle.
- 4 cups plain or non-fat greek yogurt
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- Two tablespoons honey
- One ripe mashed banana
- Your favorite All4pets Treat
- Melt peanut butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender, mixer, or food processor and mix until smooth.
- Pour into ice cube trays or Popsicle trays.
- Drop-in your favorite All4pets Treat for a fun surprise once the yogurt melts away.
- Freeze until firm.
- Pop-out of the tray with a butter knife.
- Get out your camera and let your dog enjoy this frozen snack.
Plan your exercise
During hot times, be careful to plan your pet walks early in the morning or later in the evening. On extremely hot days, the pavement may be too hot for your dog’s paws, so it’s worth checking the tarmac before you move out for a walk. If it’s too hot for your hand, it’s hot for your dog’s paws too. If the path is too hot, opt for a walk on grass or wait for cooler temps.
Make sure some points that your dog takes regular breaks while playing or exercising. This includes swimming, particularly if your dog doesn’t venture into the water regularly. Swimming in a safe place can help cool your dog but overdoing it can cause their body exhausted, low blood sugar, and ‘swimmer’s tail’ where the tail can become painful or immobile.
We hope you and your Furry friend safely enjoy every last drop of sunshine together.