As many of you know I joined the PupScouts! One of the reasons why I love the PupScouts is you get to earn badges! Well, my first one I’m working on earning is “Summer Heat Safety” badge. I’m bringing you along for this ride as I share 12 ways how I stay safe during the dog days of summer.
- Swimming in a Lake or River
- Living in Minnesota there is always a lake close by to cool down in as well as a river. These are great, free way to cool down while still enjoying the great outdoors.
- Kiddie Pool or Sprinkler
- At my home we have both a small, plastic kiddie pool and a sprinkler I love to play in while my humans are working in the back yard.
- Drink Plenty of Water
- Drinking plenty of water is essential, especially while traveling during the summer. The Torus water bowl is perfect in the house, at the cabin or on the road.
- Cooling Mat
- I tried the Cool Pet Pad for the first time a couple of weeks ago and love it! These innovative pad is pressure activated requiring no electricity, refrigeration or water. And the thing my humans love the most about this pad, they can feel the cooling effects for themselves.
- Frozen Treats
- No Car Rides
- As much as I love going for car rides, sometimes it is best for my humans to leave me home. Especially, when one of our cars doesn’t have air conditioner.
- Summer Hair Cut
- Not only does a summer hair cut help me stay cool in the summer, but it is easier to check me for ticks. It also is easier to keep me clean after swimming or camping.
- Paw Protection
- This summer while in Arizona when the temps where over 115 degrees the ground was always very hot. My humans uses PAWZ to protect my paws while traveling.
- Interactive Ice Cube Block
- An interactive ice cube block not only keeps me cool but also keeps me entertained for hours.
- Walking in the Morning
- It is a lot cooler in the morning time then any other time of the day. So, going for walks is best during the morning hours.
- Staying Inside
- One of the easiest ways you can protect your pup from the heat is to bring them inside. Even if they stay in the basement. At is a nice cool place where dogs are safe.
- Talk to Your Vet
- I have been in contact with my vet for the last several weeks when I was under the weather. With some of the proscription medications I was on my humans talked to my vet to see if there was anything they should be cautious of with the warmer weather.
There are many more ways to keep your pup cool during summer. I want to know how you help your dog stay cool during summer.
To learn more about the PupScouts visit this POST! I would love to answer any question you may have. I’m also currently working on my “Recruiting” badge and only need one more pup to join to earn that badge.