Baby, it's hot outside! And if you're like me, it's hot inside too since I'm probably the only person in the U.S. suburbs that doesn't have air conditioning. Yes, I hear your collective gasp. So we have developed tips for keeping our cool. Like people, dogs can suffer from sunburns, dehydration, and heat stroke.Â But for dogs, keeping cool can be especially tricky since they can only regulate body temperature through sweating through their foot pads, by panting, and drinking water.
For some breeds, like this pug and other snub-nosed varieties, breathing issues can be exacerbated during hot spells, so keeping cool for them is particularly important. But all dogs must be looked after in the heat.
The Best Cooling Tips:
Best Cooling Products at BaxterBoo:The Guardian Gear Cool Pup Coat
This cooling mat is made of high water absorbing polymer that creates a soft, cool, gel-like mat that stays cool in spite of body or room temperature. The iCool Mat cools off by constant evaporation of water molecules. To re-inflate, simply supply 1-2 cups of water to the inner absorbent bag every week.
How to use:
Soak white absorbant bag in about half a gallon of water. Within minutes, the bag should inflate into a cool gel-like inner mat. Insert the absorbent bag into the nylon cloth cover. Measures 18" x 22".
Don't let the Dog Days of Summer get you down! With these tips, you and your pet can keep your cool! We leave you with this final idea we featured in our newsletter in case you missed it:
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