Any dog owner will know the dangers that extreme heat can pose to their canine companion during the warmer months. Which is why knowing how to keep your dog cool in summer should be a top priority for all pet parents.
Dogs and hot weather are not a good match. Dogs do not sweat and while they are able to pant to help reduce overheating, cooling themselves down quickly and efficiently in higher temperatures and humidity can be really difficult. This is why they may need to rely on other measures to help keep themselves cool.
In this blog we’re going to take you through some of the things to look out for during warmer days, what the dangers of heat are for dogs, as well as a whole host of ways on how to keep your dog cool in the summer.
As they are unable to sweat, a dog will pant when they get too hot. The rapid breathing helps with water evaporation, which in turn assists in lowering a dog’s internal temperature.
For dogs to keep themselves cool on the outside, lying on cold surfaces or finding bodies of water to jump in can be super effective.
However, in particularly high temperatures and humidity it can be harder for dogs to keep themselves cool. If left without intervention, this can be extremely harmful - and even fatal.
ALWAYS seek medical attention should your dog present with any of these symptoms.
While heat can be extremely dangerous for our furry friends, there are a bunch of ways in which we as pet parents can help reduce the effect of high temperatures and keep our dogs safe and comfortable during the warmer months.
Here are some of the best ways you can help keep your dog cool in hot weather:
Possibly the most important thing in hot weather is hydration, for both dogs and humans alike. We’re able to take a handy water bottle with us, but what about our furry friends?
That’s where we can help! Here at PittaPatta we offer a range of portable dog bowls and bottles so you can keep your pup hydrated on the go.
Our bowls come in a range of colours, materials and styles, from foldable and collapsible options and bowls that clip onto bags for ease of travel, to water bottles with detachable bowls. Help your pup beat the heat with products from PittaPatta.