The summer time can be a lot of fun, not only for us, but for our dogs as well. It is up to you to make sure your dog has a safe and healthy summer this year. There are so many things we can do to make sure they are comfortable and have a blast during this beautiful warm weather. Here are some of my best tips for the summer.
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Go for walks in the morning or the evening. The pavement can get really hot in the summer. If it is too hot for you to walk barefoot, it is too hot for your dog. The best time to walk them is before 9am or after 8pm when it is cooler.
Make them some tasty treats. You can make your own doggie popsicles at home. I like mixing peanut butter with a little bit of water and freezing it in a dog bone shaped pan that I have. You can also freeze chicken broth and add some apple slices to it for a nice refreshing treat.
Help them cool off. Most dogs love water. You can get a cheap kiddie pool and fill it up with ice and water. Let them play around and cool off at the same time. Just make sure that you are with them at all times when they are in the pool, never leave them unattended. Also make sure to give them ice with their water during a really hot day.
Limit how long they stay outside. This is very important! Don’t let them stay out longer than you are willing to stay out. If it is too hot for you, it is too hot for them.. Make sure you let them come inside to a cool place so that they can cool down. You can even buy them a cooling dog bed from your local pet store.
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