Keep Pets Cool
There are many products out on the market to help keep your pets cooler during the summer months. I have been a dog owner for many years. Pets love to have their water bowl refreshed and cold. Make ice in larger chunks. For example, a half gallon ice-cream bucket can be used to make ice. If your pet is in the shade with cold water & ice, they will be cooler longer. Keeping your pet hydrated is essential. Keep pet's on a consistent feeding schedule, just like people, pets may not eat as much during extreme heat.
Walk your dog in the morning, it's cooler, and they will have more energy to enjoy running & playing. Let them run in the water to stay cool. Not all dogs, like to play in water, but other's like the golden retriever dive for toys. Grooming your pets, by keeping their hair shaved, and cut shorter will help them stay cooler. If you run errands with your pets, make sure they are not locked in a heated car. Pet's need ventilation, just like humans, so give them your best by keeping the car windows open, or air-condition on. Keep your pets safe from the heat. In warmer temperatures pets may become anxious around large crowds and need reassured. They can also show other symptoms such as heat stroke, bowel problems, nausea or vomiting. Protect them against too much sun exposure during extreme heat. If a pet becomes ill, see your local Vet for help.