15 Ways To Keep Your Dog Safe, Happy, and Hydrated When It’s Hot
Warm weather is a wonderful time to enjoy time outdoors with our canine companions. With a little planning and precaution, we can make a walk in the park, trip to the beach, or a camping excursion safe and enjoyable for our pets when the temperatures soar. Check out these “cool” tips to keep your dog safe, happy, and hydrated this summer.
Tips For Keeping Your Dog Safe, Happy & Hydrated
- Take short trips first. Planning a road trip this summer with the family pet? If your dog or cat only rides in the car for trips to the vet, prepare your pet in advance for an enjoyable vacation by taking short, fun excursions to a nearby park or lake.
- Pack the right stuff. When taking your dog on vacation pack these doggy supplies to make it a success: a collapsible water bowl (see ours, below!), jug of water, portable doggy bedroll that rolls up tight for transporting, a neon leash and collar, life jacket if your trip includes swimming, dog toys, treats, and dog food.
- Certain breeds have a more difficult time in the heat. Dogs with flat faces and short noses (brachycephalic breeds, such as the pug, bulldog, and Pekinese) are more prone than others to breathing problems, which are made worse in the summer heat. These dogs are also susceptible to overheating, so it’s best to keep them out of hot or humid weather conditions.
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