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Keeping Your Dog Cool On The Hot Days

Updated: May 14, 2023

Summer has officially arrived here in Lebanon Oregon, and it's time to have a wag-tastic time with our four-legged bestfriends from Sappy Paws Breeding while keeping them cool and comfy. Dogs love summer adventures, but excessive heat can pose a risk to their well-being. Fear not, pet parents! In this blog post, we'll explore delightful and adorable ways to help your furry companion stay cool and make the most out of the sunny season.

  1. Cool Doggy Dips: Turn your backyard into a mini water wonderland! Fill up a kiddie pool or a shallow inflatable pool with water and let your pup splash and play to their heart's content. Add some dog-friendly floating toys for extra fun. Just watch their happy expressions as they paddle and cool off.

  2. Frozen Treats Galore: Beat the heat with delicious icy treats made especially for your dog. Fill ice cube trays with low-sodium chicken or beef broth, freeze them, and voila! Your pup will adore licking these refreshing cubes. You can also blend fresh berries from a local farm, like Grandpa's Fresh Market here in the Mid-Willamette Valley! Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, and freeze for fruity doggy popsicles. (See our last blog post for more treat ideas!)

  3. Shady Adventures: Plan outdoor adventures in shaded areas to keep your pup comfortable. Explore local parks with plenty of trees or go for hikes in wooded areas. Your pup will appreciate the cooler temperatures and the chance to sniff out exciting new scents in the great outdoors.

  4. Sweet Summer Soirees: Host a doggy playdate or a summer-themed party! Invite your dog's best pals over for some fun in the sun. Set up a shaded area with bowls of fresh water, sprinkle the lawn with water for a refreshing play surface, and let the doggy shenanigans begin. Don't forget to capture adorable moments and share them with us on social media: @Sappy.Paws Sappy Paws Breeding in Lebanon Oregon! We can't wait to see!

  5. Relaxed Day at Home: Wet Towels and Frozen Treats. Provide your dog with cooling relief by placing cool wet towels on their body, particularly on their belly and paws. You can also freeze treats like dog-friendly popsicles or stuffed Kong toys filled with frozen treats to keep them entertained while providing a refreshing treat.

Summertime with your furry friend should be a season of pure joy and tail-wagging adventures. By incorporating these upbeat and cute ideas into your summer schedule, you'll ensure that your pup stays cool, happy, and safe during the hottest months. From splashing in pools to enjoying frozen treats, there are endless opportunities for making unforgettable memories with your four-legged companion. So, embrace the sunshine, get creative, and enjoy summer!

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