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Keeping our pets safe in the summer heat.

Kashi
June 14th, 2008, 07:14 PM
In light of hearing of the death of two dogs due to heat exhaustion recently, I'm curious as to what hints, tips, suggestions etc, people have to help keep our pets safe in the heat of the summer.

Frenchy
June 14th, 2008, 08:52 PM
I have a kiddy pool but they don't use it :shrug: I make plain organic yogourt ice cubes (I also put blueberries in them :p) and give them as treats. I don't let them stay outside in the middle of a hot day. If it's very hot , I take wet cool towels and put them on the dogs.

angeldogs
June 14th, 2008, 09:32 PM
I was putting a cool towel on jags belly when i felt he was getting to hot and getting him into the house with the central air on.and know have the swamp cooler vest.my daughter likes to make ice cubes for him.we will give him a cooler shower.

clm
June 14th, 2008, 10:30 PM
You gotta manage their play in the heat too. Some dogs will run and play no matter how hot it is. You have to try to keep the play time to a minimum during the heat of the day, provide lots of water and shade as well.

Cindy

HelenNutmeg
June 15th, 2008, 07:19 PM
before I had air conditioning I used to freeze 2 liter coke bottles filled with water and place them in front of a fan.. hence cooling off the air and the dogs would lay down in front of them..

Frenchy
June 15th, 2008, 07:37 PM
I used to freeze 2 liter coke bottles filled with water and place them in front of a fan..

genius idea ! :thumbs up

And it just reminded me , I made those special yogurt ice cubes with blueberries earlier and totally forgot to give them some :headslap:

kimnmark
June 16th, 2008, 06:56 AM
plain organic yogourt ice cubes (I also put blueberries in them :p)

I'm going to try that.

Melinda
June 16th, 2008, 08:04 AM
you know those "chilly" scarves for contruction men that they soak in cold water, they expand and keep the men cool? well my mom makes them as kerchieves for dogs, Brina wears one all the time, I keep them chilled in the fridge and put one on her anytime we go walking or out for play, keeps her cool, we also have her wadding pool that she loves and even sleeps in it with her head hanging over the edge

Kashi
June 16th, 2008, 10:32 AM
Great suggestions so far ! Thank you.

Keep them coming, please.