When it’s a hot British summers day out there, it’s hard to keep our dozy dogs cool whilst carrying on with day-to-day living. So, to help keep dogs happy we’ve put together a series of Top Tips on how to keep our furry family cool.😎
Top Tip #1
Get them Wet!
Not all dogs want to swim. Not only that, it’s not always safe! But, wherever you are & by whatever means possible, get your dogs wet. The key areas to soak are the core of their bodies, around the key organs. A ‘Stay Cool’ vest can help to keep a dog cooler for longer by retaining the water. If you wish to order one, please go to www.dozy.dog
Top Tip #2
Try to exercise your dozy dogs early in the morning or later in the day when the sun is lower and the shadows longer….. This will also help to prevent you from becoming sunburnt too! When walking on pavements, try a quick temperature test – place the palm of your hand on the pavement and press down for at least 5 seconds. If it’s too hot to hold your hand on, it’s too hot for your dog to walk on.
Top Tip #3
Invest in a non-fleecey dog bed for the summer season, place it anywhere away from direct sunlight and place a ‘Cooling Mat’ inside the bed on particularly hot days. There is no need to wet or
place a cooling mat in the fridge before use as it contains an innovative gel that takes body heat and emits cold. Very clever bit of technology. To learn more, have a look at our mats on www.dozy.dog Please note: There are no products that will keep a dog sufficiently cool in a parked car on a hot day. Not even with the window open. Sorry guys.Top Tip #4
Make flavoured ice cubes! Use the juices from cooking your dinner or the liquid from steaming your veg. Maybe even boil up chicken bones after the BBQ, carefully drain the water and freeze it. This will be a guaranteed way of encouraging your dozy dogs to stay hydrated and keep cool whilst they chase them around your kitchen floor!
Top Tip #5
Once you’ve made the broth ice cubes, you could pop them in a bowl of water for a little ice bobbing fun!
Top Tip #6
Get a cheap paddling pool from your local discount store or supermarket. Maybe even have a bottle of shampoo ready and give them a make-over at the same time. You’ve guessed it! We have dog shampoo at www.dozy.dog
Top Tip #7
Squeeze something scrumptious in a Kong Duet, pop it in the freezer and let him be entertained, distracted, fed and kept cool for AGES!!!!! Actually….. regardless of what the weather is doing, this is a great way of keeping our furry family entertained whilst we’re out at work too! And of course, we have those at www.dozy.dog