So, here are my top 5 tips of how to keep your babies cool this summer!
1. Carry water with you
It is very important to carry water with you as your furbabies need to rehydrate themselves in this heat. Always remember to offer water every 15 minutes!
I bought a collapsible bowl for Chu and I find that this is very useful, as it’s easy for me to find water but finding a bowl is a whole different story! I simply just put it in my bag or clip onto his lead.
2. Cooling mist spray for pets
You could buy a special cooling mist spray like the one I bought from Japan. It’s a super useful mist that you can use to cool them down.
Another alternative is to get a spray like we use for humans! I share my Evian Facial Spray with Chu.
Chu stays cool and I get to share! Win!
You can also make your own “fancy” cooling spray. Just get a small bottle of spray bottle from your local store and put some water in it. Voila!
3. Yummy, cooling treats
You know how you crave for ice creams, icy smoothies and ice cold tea during summer? Your furbabies will love them too!
Here are a few of my favourite ideas!
We love these so much, we’ve devoted a blog post to it! They’re such easy treats. And, even better, you can share!
- Think of their favourite food/treats combo. For example, Chu loves peanut butter and banana sandwiches.
- Mash up the ingredients and add some water if needed to give it a thick slurry consistency. Sometimes, I add some salt reduced chicken/beef stock for savoury treats.
- Stuff the Kong with the “mash”.
- Put into freezer for a few hours.
- Chop up small cubes of fruits which are safe for them (eg watermelon, apples) and place them in your ice cube tray.
- Fill up with water.
- Freeze for a few hours.
This is a really nice and easy way to cool your baby down when it is very hot and they’re panting a lot. Get a towel and soak it down with just tap water (not icy) and drape it over your baby’s body. You can even rinse them with water as if you are giving them a bath!
It is very important that we control their activity levels when they are outside in this hot summer weather. As we all know, our pups gets soooo excited and will literally chase the ball until they collapse! If you feel like they are panting very hard and breathing heavily, take them to a shaded area and let them rest. You can then offer plenty of water and even rinse them down with water or cooling mist.
Chu all exhausted from chasing the ball!
Have a wonderful and safe summer kids! I hope you found those tips helpful!