So with it being extremely hot, we need to protect not only ourselves, but our pets. This is not a sponsored post. I am recommending products that I have used or people I know have used that are successful in the aid of trying to keep our dogs cool during hot weather.
1. Baby Pools/ Kiddie Pools
3. Water & Ice Cubes
4. Keep Your Dog's Paws Wet with Water. You can soak washcloths with water and then wrap your dog's paws in them.
5. Check if the Pavement is Too Hot for Your Dog to Walk On. Generally, you put you hand on the pavement to check if it is too hot. Part of my asphalt driveway leads into my yard, so when it is really hot out, I put towels down for the dogs to walk from the door to the grass and spray the towels down with water. If you have no choice but to walk your dog, limit the walk and put one of the dog paw protection wax products on their pads or use booties.
7. Know the Signs & Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke in Dogs. Here are a few I found online:
8. Kool Collars- I have this one (I think the middle one) in black. It is a collar (not used for walking or to clip a leash onto) with little gel packs similar to ice packs inside. You simply take the tube of gel packs out and put them in the freezer until they are cold and then you slip them back into the collar and clip it around your dog's neck. You can also put ice cubes inside the collar.