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Keeping your dog cool on hot days:
DISCLAIMER* Pine Hill is not a Vet. We are not encouraging any medical terms or regulations. If you think your pup may be suffering from heat exhaustion, PLEASE contact your vet! We hope these tips may help save a life! After all, “Our Home is their home”.
Knowing the signs of heat exhaustion is the most crucial tip in keeping your dog cool on scorching hot days! A few signs may include:
- A temp that elevates well over 101.5 degrees Yes you can check a dogs temp with a lubricated thermometer
- Rapid panting or breathing
- Staggered walking
- Depressed or lethargic
- Extra or excess saliva
- vomiting or diarrhea
In addition to the symptoms of heat exhaustion, knowing the signs of dehydration in your dog is also important. A few signs may include:
- Eyes appear to be sunken in
- lethargic or depressed
- Not producing much saliva
- Early exercise or none at all. Early walks before sun up or sun down.
- Bring a water dish with you. Preferably one that is easy to carry or collapsible.
- Give them a pool or water toy (click the link to see the MOST AWESOME dog fountain we have at the kennel)
- Cool, Wet towels to place on their mid section
- Cool them down with hose water- YES- you heard that right!! Although, you have to be careful not to cool too fast as this may cause a shock in body temp (this causes a whole new line of issues).
- Soak their feet with cool water. Because dogs cannot sweat like we do- the paws and head are the only place they can release their heat. Cool paws=Cool dog
- Make frozen treats (the most exciting part of the whole blog 😉 )
- Shaving certain breeds of dogs
If they are not drinking water add:
- Ice cubes to their water
- Diluted chicken or beef broth
- Fruit (be careful, dogs cannot have certain fruits).
Hopefully you have learned a few tips and tricks on how to keep your dog cool on hot days! We encourage you to share your success with us on Facebook, Following our #Hashtag on Instagram and even take a peak at our pins on Pinterest!
Thank you, and remember- Our home is their home!