The summer heat can really affect our pets so how do you best keep your pet cool this summer?
Air flow is key to keeping cool
While shade is a non negotiable essential, there may be some extreme days where you need to bring your pet inside and place them near a fan or air conditioner to allow the air flow to help keep them cool. Wet towels on the floor (or a cooling mats) can also give your pet a comfortable place to rest.
Don’t forget to supply multiple supplies of water as it is very easy for one water source to be spilled or evaporate.
You can also try some of these easy ideas:
- Create a giant ice block
Half fill an ice-cream container with water and freeze – place a number of broken up treats (liver and kangaroo chews work well) then fill to the top with water and freeze again. You’ll have a giant flavoured ice-block that will provide hours of cool entertainment.
- Wading pool
Buy a children’s wading poo (they are very cheap!) and half fill with water. Float a few of your dog’s favourite toys in it and you’ll have yourself a pooch pool party!
Finally, don’t forget about our wildlife
Our native wildlife really suffer in the extreme heat. A few bowls of water placed around the garden (keep them off the ground away from predators) can literally be life savers. Just remember to place a rock or stick in the container to prevent any drownings.