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20
JUL
2015

6 Tips To Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

Labrador and Jack Russell dogs playing with a stick on the beach. Some motion blur on terrier.In the heat of the summer months, we are happy to help prevent your dog from becoming overheated. Whether you are interested in dog day care or simply are looking for ways to help keep your dog active, yet cool this summer, take a look at our tips below!

1. De-shed

If your dog has a lot of hair, it is important to not only groom them during the summer, but also to give them a de-shedding. With this grooming package, it will help them stay cool and comfortable in the heat, while reducing their shedding.

2. Never Leave Them In A Car

If you are going on errands or visiting a friend and a need to take your dog, be sure to not leave them in the car. Cars get extremely heated in the summer and can cause your dog to suffer heatstroke. If you can’t take your dog into the stores, considering a dog day care is a better alternative than leaving them alone at home or in a hot car.

3. Protect Them From The Sun

If your dog is outside for a while, they can get sunburned on their nose and ears, especially if they have a lighter coloring. Make sure to apply sunscreen to those sensitive areas if you’re taking them outside for an extended period of time.

4. Hydration

Make sure that your dogs have plenty of water. This can be easily overlooked, but is extremely important.

5. Playing in the Water

Taking your dog to a lake or dog beach, or even a cool bath will help keep them cool. Yet, dogs baths aren’t always fun for dogs, so if your purpose is to help your dog stay cool, rather than bathing them, consider investing in a cheap, plastic kiddie pool for them to play in.

6. Keep Them In A Cooler Facility

Dog day care is a fantastic solution for keeping your dog in a cooler environment than in your hot house or outside while you’re away. Whether you are at work every day and don’t want to leave your dog alone, or are going on a vacation and need a safe place for your dog to receive the attention he or she needs, a cool dog day care facility is always the best option.

More Benefits Of A Dog Day Care:

Socialization

Dogs that are sent to kennels don’t often get enough socialization. If your dog needs to have that interaction, be sure to find a day care that allows for that socialization with a cage-free environment where the dogs can play safely together. Most dog day cares that let dogs interact will test the dog’s temperaments and make sure that they will get along before putting them together.

Personalized Attention

If your dog has specific needs such as one on one attention, certain type of food or feeding procedures, behavior distinctions, etc., a trained staff member can help accommodate your dog to their needs.  

Training

If your dog or cat is in need of training, some dog day cares will offer training classes to help teach them how to behave.

Safe Environment

Most dog day cares will have a standard for accepting dogs into the facility. This usually requires the dogs to be up-to-date on their vaccines and to be healthy so that they other dogs are safe. Learn about the specifications for a doggie day care before you bring your dog, so that you are comfortable with the environment and can rest assured that your dog will be taken care of.

Whether you are leaving town for the summer, or simply need a cool, safe place for your dog to stay while you’re at work, a dog day care is the perfect solution. If you have any questions or concerns about your dog or our facility, we would be happy to help.

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