keeping pets cool in summer time Archive

MUTT’S NEW: Chill Out!

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We’re in the midst of summer, which means it is HOT out there. Although we love this weather, sometimes the heat is unbearable. We can help cool PED-COOL-HRNyour pup (and you!) off this summer with our Summer Essentials Collection!

One easy way to keep your dog cool during the rising temperatures is to have something cooling on their body. Things that can be frozen like the kooling collar, the cooling harness and the cooling bandana are an easy way to keep Bowser from overheating. Something like the cool pet pad is ideal for those that are constantly hot, as this pressurized pad cools your pup down as soon asKIN-HYDRO-BALL they lay down.

Have a dog that loves to play? Drop toys in water and freeze them for the ultimate playing experience! Toys like the chuckit ball, the hydro flyer and the freezable “fruit” are waterproof, floatable and freeze in a breeze!

RIN-RINSEKITOne of our favorite ways for dogs (and us) to keep cool is with the RinseKit. This pressurized shower is portable and gives you four minutes of non-stop spraying, making it a great way to rinse everyone off after a day at the beach or to spray on a hot day.
This quick and easy to fill shower doesn’t need any electricity to work, which is even more handy!

To check out more of our Summer Essentials, visit our two Southern California stores or online. Stay cool out there!

Cool Your Canines: Top Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

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Nothing makes a summer adventure more enjoyable than having our beloved four-legged companions in tow! However for animals, the summer heat can be quite uncomfortable as our furry friends are covered with fur and walk directly on hot surfaces that can severely effect their body temperature. 

To help keep our critters safe and comfortable all summer long, check out the following  tips, ideas and products to keep summer from being a bummer for our pets!

1. Car Heat: Avoid heat exhaustion and DO NOT leave your pet alone in the car during the remotely warm weather. During warm weather the inside of your car can reach 120° in a matter of minutes, even if you're parked in the shade with the windows opened a little. Pet owners that carelessly leave their pets unattended in a hot car are now subject to hefty fines and possibly jailtime, so don't even think about it!

2. Let the Fur Fly: Dogs with extremely thick or long fur should be trimmed during the hot summer  Kool3 months. Regular use of a deshedding tool, such as the FURminator deshedding tool can remove tremendous amounts of undercoat hair.


3. Creative Cooling
: Water or gel-filled cooling mats, cooling vests and cooling collars are great for dogs that are kept outside or if you do not have air conditioning in your home. As well, an elevated pet bed can help keep pets cool and comfortable and the raised sleeping surface keeps your dog off the hard ground, away from bugs and has an added bonus of great air circulation.

4. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate: Provide plenty of water and shade for your pets so they can stay cool. Be aware that water will vaporize on extremely hot days. Collapsible Water Bowls and Gulpy Water Bottles are convenient portable water sources for your pet, especially if you're on the road. 

Gulpy Muttropolis  5. Exercise at Dusk & Dawn: Pets need exercise, but on very hot days it is best to limit exercise to early morning or evening hours. Keep in mind that asphalt and beach sand gets very hot and can burn your pet's paws. Consider protective booties to protect sensitive paws from hot pavement.

6. Avoid Sunburn: Pets can get sunburned too, and your pet may require special dog-friendly sunscreen his or her nose and ear tips. Especially pets with light-colored noses or light-colored fur on their ears.

7. Be aware of the Signs of Heat Exhaustion: Heavy panting, glazed eyes, a rapid pulse, unsteadiness, a staggering gait, vomiting, or a deep red or purple tongue are all signs of possible heat exhaustion.  What to do in the event of heat exhaustion: Move the animal into the shade or an air-conditioned area. Apply ice packs or cold towels to their head, neck and chest or immerse them in cool (not cold) water. Let them drink small amounts of cool water or lick ice cubes and consider taking them directly to a veterinarian.

Do you have some favorite tips to share to help our pets beat the heat? I welcome you to share them with fellow pet parents in the comments below!