10 Hot Weather Tips for Your Dog Pet Bloggers Blog Hop

With the warmer months upon us I thought I would revisit my post from last year on outdoor play. Whether a day in the backyard or a few hours by the beach these tips will help you keep your baby safe and healthy.

1. Remember to bring fresh room temperature drinking water and a bowl so that your dog can have something to drink. If you are thirsty your dog probably is too.

2. If it is really hot a spray bottle or hose or swimming area is important to keep your dog cool. For long coat dogs or really fluffy ones one way to keep them cooler is to spray them with water before playing outside.

3. Make sure the pavement is not too hot for their little paws. On very hot days I will reach down and touch the ground to make sure Davinia and Indiana will not burn their paws.

4. Find some shade to rest under or bring a pop-up tent or umbrella so that there is some shade to relax and cool off under.

5. Ice is a fun snack! But frozen bananas or any kind of melon from the fridge is actually better for their tummies to help them cool off.

6. After a day at the beach or a long walk make sure your little dog is no longer panting heavily and gums are no longer bright red before feeding a meal or treat- water yes dinner no.

7. Remember the hottest most direct sunlight occurs between 11am and 4pm if possible plan your outdoor adventures before or after these times.

8. Do not allow your dog to run loose in an insecure area. If you have never been somewhere with your dog before leave them on a longer leash to explore the area but do not let them run free.

9. After the long winter of snow, ice, and rain be sure to check your fence line for any new holes or uneven areas and fill them in before you allow your dog to be off leash even in your own backyard.

10. Never ever leave your dog in the car with the air off and the windows up for any amount of time.

Enjoy the fresh air and the sun on your face!

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  1. I'd be happy to contend with warm weather problems!

  2. Your hot water tips are great. Pugs and bulldogs and other bracyhy beeds are espcially susceptable to heat.

    Unfortunately I cant get the linky tool to work quite right on on blog, Ive doe it before so Im not sure whats up.

  3. What great ideas! Gotta bookmark this – the weather will be heating up here soon enough! Have a great weekend 🙂

  4. Tips worth sharing
    Benny & Lily

  5. Good tips, Felissa. I hadn't thought about frozen bananas before instead of ice cubes but that's a great way to use up the big bunch of bananas I got on sale too.

  6. Hi, and thank you for hosting. I’m following!

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  7. browndogcbr says

    Hi Y'all,

    I love melon. Before we knew about all my allergies, especially food, my favorite was watermelon. Now my training treats are my kibble. I enjoy them, but they sure aren't melon.

    Thanks for another great hop.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  8. Great tips! Now if only the weather would cooperate… cold and rainy today. 🙁

  9. Abigail, Madison, Lisa says

    Thanks, for the great tips!
    I added the Blog Hop to my Blog and am tweeting up a storm too! love the Blog Hops.

  10. Jan's Funny Farm says

    Good hot weather tips.

    We just read about Hobo, your last post. So glad the dog was rescued. Storms can frighten pets and they run off.

  11. great tips. can't wait to have weather that will require them to be put to use – still cold here.

  12. AJ of PupLove says

    Great tips for hot weather fun – I especially wish people would stop leaving their dogs in the car. It happens every summer. 🙁

  13. What a great post! I live in Canada and I was not thinking about Hot Weather yet! I have joined the blog roll!
    Tail wags

  14. Great tips! We live in a very hot and humid area in NC, and fortunately do have a human pool that only two of our rescued English Springer Spaniels venture into on their own accord. One believes she's an Olympic swimmer, while the other only goes in to cool himself off. The other two must be encouraged, or we hold them in our arms with a funoodle in front of them, so they can balance easier and feel safe. We keep ice handy for crunching, and also keep a puppy pool on the deck and toss ice into it, often. Fresh water is always available and mist them when needed, too. We have canine sunscreen. but admittedly aren't quite in the habit of using it. We are careful about checking the hot pavement, decking, concrete around the pool and brick pavers. We'll hose down the deck and use our irrigation system to cool off the concrete and bricks, too. We make sure our yard inside and outside the fence in always safe. We never allow them to run loose, or go off leash in any area besides our fenced yard. We're careful about what time we walk them. In the summer their “fun walk” is often done at night. So, I'm happy that you have such a comprehensive “check list” compiled to help me gauge what my hubby and I do for our dogs. We passed, but one can never be too careful. We watch for intruders such as bees, snakes, horse flies — anything that curt our furkids.

    Thanks for giving my crew an opportunity to benefit from your list, and get to know you just a little.

    I've added my follow and ask that when you have time to please add your follow to mine. It's not a blog I ever wanted to author, but we critically need help to ensure justice for the “Chesterfield 22”.

    Davinia and Indiana are just precious!

    God bless,

    Jeanne Holland Newton
    English Springer Rescue America
    Volunteer – Carolinas
    Watchdogging for Justice Blog

  15. sagechronicles says

    Great tips! Now if it would just warm up a bit….

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