Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Well here in Texas the HEAT is on! It was 103 today! Ashton and Dugen just hate the heat! They get hot so easy! So it is that time of year when we need to focus on Dog safety with the heat!
1. Do not leave your pet in the car. With only hot air to breathe inside a car, your pet can suffer serious health effects–even death–in a few short minutes. Partially opened windows do not provide sufficient air, but they do provide an opportunity for your pet to get out or be stolen.
2. Make sure they get plenty of water! not only to drink, but if you poor it on there back this will help to cool them down faster. I see this handi drink water system. It holds 17 oz of water. I use one. I keep it in the fridge so the water is cold! I cheat and drink from the bottle and poor water in the cup for my dogs.
3. If they become overheated, they need to cool off quickly. Take off all apparel and put cool water on their back. Give them ice water to drink. They even make frozen dog treats. Here is a tip. If you have a out side dog. Take a freezer proof bowel, water and dog treats or fruit. Put this in your freezer. Pop it out of the bowel in in the grass for your dog to play with and eat! I have a Water filled cool bed on the floor in my kitchen. The water stays cold due to the air conditioning. My dogs love to lay on it after a long walk.
Be safe and remember DOG GET HOT TOO!
Posted by Bonnie Wrightson at 10:05 PM