Summer Activities for Your Dog and How to Keep Them Cool

Summer Activities for Your Dog and How to Keep Them Cool

Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to spend quality time outdoors with your furry friend. From hiking and swimming to playing fetch in the park, there are endless opportunities for dogs to enjoy the warm weather. However, it's important to keep in mind that dogs can easily overheat in hot weather and become dehydrated. Here are some tips to help your pup stay cool and hydrated during your spring and summer adventures.

  1. Always bring plenty of water and a portable bowl with you when you're out and about with your dog. You can also consider bringing water-rich fruits and vegetables, like watermelon or cucumber, to help keep your pup hydrated. It's important to offer water regularly and encourage your dog to take sips frequently, especially after exercise or strenuous activity.

  2. Provide them with shade whenever possible. Whether it's a tree, an umbrella, or a pop-up canopy, a shaded area can help protect your dog from the sun's rays and prevent overheating. You can also consider investing in a cooling mat or vest to help regulate your dog's body temperature and keep them comfortable even on the hottest days.

  3. Consider the time of day when planning your outdoor activities with your dog. Early mornings or late evenings are usually the coolest times of day, so try to schedule your outings during these times whenever possible. Additionally, avoid hot asphalt or concrete surfaces, which can burn your dog's paws and contribute to overheating. 

  4. Give your pup a FreezBone to cool off after a day of outdoor fun! Simply add one of our refill flavors to the bone,  freeze it, and provide your dog with a refreshing and soothing treat to cool down and relax. With FreezBone, you can rest easy knowing that your furry friend is comfortable and happy, no matter how hot it gets outside.

By taking these precautions and being mindful of your dog's needs, you can enjoy all the fun of spring and summer with your furry friend while keeping them cool, hydrated, and happy. 

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