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5 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Cool in the Summer Heat

Make sure your dog always has access to plenty of fresh, clean water, especially when the temperatures are high.

Asphalt and concrete can get extremely hot in the summer, causing your dog's paws to burn. Walk your dog in the early morning or late evening when the pavement is cooler, or invest in booties to protect their paws

If your dog spends time outside, make sure they have access to a shaded area to rest and cool down.

Even on a mild day, the temperature inside a car can skyrocket, leading to heat stroke and even death in a matter of minutes.

Cooling mats, bandanas, and vests can all help keep your dog cool in hot weather. You can even make your own cooling bandana by soaking it in water and freezing it.

 Frozen treats like ice cubes, dog-friendly ice cream, or frozen fruits can be a refreshing way to keep your dog cool

Heavy panting, drooling, vomiting, and lethargy can all be signs that your dog is overheating. If you notice these symptoms, move your dog to a cool, shady area and offer them water.

Make sure your home stays cool by using air conditioning, fans, or keeping windows and blinds closed during the hottest part of the day.

 Some dog breeds are more prone to heat stroke than others, so talk to your vet about any specific concerns you may have and how to keep your dog safe in hot weather.