Tips to Keep Your Pup Cool This Summer

June 27, 2017

Dog holding a hose with his mouth

If you have your air conditioner then you’re going to have one cozy summer. We understand the importance of making sure your dog stays cool too. Below we have some tips on how to keep your fluffy pal nice and comfortable this summer.

Avoid the Sidewalk if You Can

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, surfaces such as the cement and asphalt get extremely hot. Especially in Boston, we really need to be careful with our pets. While we have the luxury of wearing flip flops and sandals, our pets have to be cautious with their paws. Dogs with light colored or short coats are prone to getting sunburned so apply a pet-safe sunblock before walking outside.

Keep Your Dog Groomed

By grooming your dog on a regular basis, especially in the summer, you can regulate their body temperature. This provides increased circulation and they won’t sweat (yes, dogs sweat too).

Buy a Doggy Pool

A doggy pool is an excellent way to allow your pup to stay cool. Rather than having to get a garden hose out or setting up a sprinkler, your dog can splash around in the pool at any time.

Walk Your Dog Early in the Morning or Late in the Evening

Waking up early to walk your dog will be a huge help! This is typically the cooler point in the day and without the hot sun beaming down, your pet will be incredibly comfortable. If you aren’t an early riser, take your dog for a walk before bed.

Stay Hydrated

If your dog is overweight, it might be at a great risk for dehydration. Make sure you bring an extra bottle of water for your dog when bringing it for a walk. There are also nifty little backpacks and vests for dogs that allow you to store cold water bottles!

At Winters® Home Services, we recognize dogs as part of the family! It’s not only important to keep your home cool with a reliable air conditioner but make sure your pup is nice and comfy too!