Keeping your dog cool during the Summer months

Keep your dogs well watered
Dogs need to drink a lot more when it is hot outside. Drinking will help your dog cool down, and enable better heat loss through panting.
Keep your dogs well sheltered.
It is best to allow your dogs access to the house during hot days. The temperature will always be much cooler in the house, because it gets good insulation from our roof and walls. Use air-conditioning and ceiling fans as necessary.
Get a plastic paddling  pool.
Taking a dip in the pool is a great way to cool off during the summer – for people as well as dogs.
Walk your dog earlier in the morning and later in the evening.
In the summer, it gets warm earlier in the morning, and does not cool down until later in the evening. The good news is that it also gets light earlier, and stays light for longer.
Provide a wet towel.
Let your dog lie on a wet towel, this really helps to bring their body temperature down.
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