Even if it is not summer, when the weather gets hot out, it is time to start thinking about the comfort of your puppy. And this means that your focus should be on keeping the little cutie cool no matter where he goes – in the car, in the house, out on walks, etc.
To ensure that you keep the puppy cool when the weather is warm, we have some tips for you to use. Following these can ensure a comfortable summer for your little guy.
Ways To Keep Your Puppy Cool When It’s Hot Out
1. Lots of Water
You need to make sure that you are keeping the puppy hydrated, so check out the water bowl often to ensure that it is full. And if your pup is like mine, it needs to be clean water (she just won’t drink much if the water has a leaf in it or anything else!) This means that if you’re going on a walk or in the car, then you need to take a little water bowl and some water to put in it for the dog to drink out of. If you notice lots of panting, then it is time for a drink.
2. Get A Doggie Pool
Some pups enjoy jumping in the water when it is hot outside. Make this easy for them by getting a little kiddie pool that you fill just for the dogs. This way, the pup can jump in and out whenever he wants to cool off. And remember to keep it in a shaded area of your yard to provide the most relief from the heat.
3. Put On Doggie Boots
Pups wearing a set of doggie boots may look pretty silly, but those are on for a good reason. Your furry friend can get in a lot of pain when walking without them on hot pavement and sidewalks. So, if you are taking your dog out where there isn’t grass for him to walk on, do put some of these on him first. They protect from heat and prevent the pup from getting too warmed.
4. Schedule Doggie Exercise For Mornings and Evening
Since the daytime is the hottest period in warmer months, stick to early mornings and late evenings when it comes to taking the dog out for some exercise. This will be both of you from getting to warm and dehydrated out in the sun. You’ll also want to consider reducing the intensity when it’s too hot for it.
5. Dogs Need Shady Areas Outside
If you keep your pet outside, then make sure that there are shady areas for him to get some relief from the heat. Otherwise, you will risk the poor thing getting overheated.
6. Never Leave Your Puppy In A Hot Car
No matter how tempting, or how short of time you think you’ll be gone, never leave your puppy in a hot car alone. It doesn’t matter if you’re parked in the shade and leave the windows cracked – it can get HOT in a car very FAST, and that can result in the death of your pet. You do not want this. Plus, it is a crime to leave your pets alone in a car when it is hot out.