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Wags & Kisses

Tips for cooling your pup during

those “Dog Days” of summer

In the heat of summer, our dogs rely on us to help them stay cool and comfortable.

Below are seven tips, compliments of pupford.com, for helping Fido be a “Chilidog” instead of a “Hotdog”! 

Water

Your dog should consume between 0.5 to 1 ounce of water per pound, and when it’s hot, they need even more. Bring fresh water and a collapsible bowl with you whenever you take your dog out for summer fun. Ice cubes in their water help cool them down, and feeding them ice cubes after exercise will help prevent bloating. 

Breaks

Taking a break every 15-20 minutes during a walk or every 10 minutes during strenuous exercise is recommended. Take breaks when you see them slowing….

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