Beating the Heat: Keeping Your Pets Cool This Summer

Summer season means enjoying the great outdoors with our furry (or feathery) friends.  But hot weather can also be dangerous for pets, leading to heatstroke and other health problems.

Don't worry though! With a few simple precautions, you can keep your pets happy and healthy all summer long.

Hydration is key: Fresh, clean water should always be available to your pet. Replenish bowls frequently, especially after exercise or playtime. Consider adding ice cubes to keep the water cool.

Shady days: Limit walks and playtime to cooler parts of the day, like early mornings or evenings. When outside, provide ample shade with umbrellas, tents, or by sticking to the shadows of trees

Pavement perils: Asphalt gets scorching hot! Before heading out for a walk, check the pavement temperature with the back of your hand. If it's too hot for you, it's definitely too hot for your pet's paws. Consider booties for sensitive paws or stick to grassy areas.

Beat the heat indoors: During peak heat hours, keep your pet cool indoors. Air conditioning is ideal, but if not available, position fans strategically and create a cool haven with damp towels on the floor.

Never leave pets in cars: This is a big one! Parked cars can turn into deadly ovens in minutes, even on seemingly mild days. Leave your pet at home if you can't take them with you on errands.

Cooling down your critter: There are fun ways to help your pet beat the heat! For dogs, a kiddie pool or sprinkler can provide a refreshing splash. Small pets like rabbits or guinea pigs can enjoy a shallow bath with cool (not cold) water. Cats might appreciate a damp cooling towel placed near their favourite napping spot.

Know the signs of heatstroke: Excessive panting, drooling, glazed eyes, vomiting, and lethargy are all signs of heatstroke. If you notice any of these symptoms, immediately move your pet to a cool, shaded area, offer water, and contact your veterinarian right away

By following these tips, you can ensure your pet stays cool, comfortable, and safe all summer long. Remember, a little planning goes a long way in keeping your furry (or feathery) friend happy and healthy during the hot weather.

Introducing the Cool on Track Cooling Towel

 Along with the tips above, we recommend the Cool on Track Cooling Towel as an additional way to keep your pet cool and comfortable this summer. This innovative towel is made from a special high-tech material that utilizes evaporative cooling to lower your pet's body temperature. Simply wet the towel, wring it out, and drape it over your pet. As the moisture evaporates, it will create a cooling effect, helping your pet stay comfortable even on the hottest days.

Here are some benefits of the Cool on Track Cooling Towel:

  • Portable and convenient: The towel is lightweight and folds up compactly, making it easy to take with you wherever you go.
  • Reusable: The towel can be used over and over again. Simply re-wet it as needed.
  • Safe for pets: The towel is made from non-toxic materials and is safe for pets of all ages.

With the Cool on Track Cooling Towel, you can help your pet stay cool and comfortable all summer long! Suitable for all animals and humans too

Other Cool on Track items include: Equine Cooling Bell Boots, Canine Coat, and Canine Bandana



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