Dogs are so cool. Why are they so bad at staying cool?
Cue the hot breath.
Stay Ahead of the Heat!
Try a Cooling Vest. There are several cooling vests on the market designed specifically for dogs. Ruffwear offers different options for all sizes of dogs that use evaporation technology to help keep your dog cool.
Pool Party. Fill up a kiddie pool and invite the neighbor pups over for a splash. Toss in some tennis balls or ice cubes for even more fun.
Resist the Urge to Shave. Double-coated dogs, like Great Pyrnees, Huskies, Golden Retrievers, etc. have two layers of fur – a longer outer layer and a shorter, insulating layer. It’s easy to feel bad for them in the summer heat, but know that their specialized coat helps regulate their temperature in both cold and warm environments. Therefore, it’s not advised to shave them in the summer. The short layer helps keep cool air against your dog’s skin while the outer layer blocks heat from getting in.