Friday, August 19, 2016

5 Ways to Help Your Dog Beat the Summer Heat

   It is hot on the Bayou. Triple digit hot. And humid. It’s the kind of weather that would make the devil sweat. We have learned ways to beat the Louisiana summer heat. It is probably hot where you are too, so here are some tips that we find helpful.
Bentley Basset playing with his PrideBites pig

1.  Stay indoors and play with your toys. This is also a good excuse to buy new summer toys that are marked down to make room for Halloween costumes.
Brotherly "love" wrestling between Bentley Basset & Pierre Westie
2.  Play with your best friend. When it is too hot to chase squirrels or each other, we like to play a little throw-down in the house.
Bentley Basset standing in the window of a Good Humor Ice Cream truck
3.  Enjoy a cool treat like doggy ice cream. It is simple to make your own frozen delights and save money.
Pierre Westie and Bentley Basset standing outside of PetSmart
4.  A little retail therapy never hurts. August is a great time to beat the heat with a shopping spree at your favorite pet store. You can pick up those discounted toys and summer clothes. Don’t forget to fetch a treat or two.
Pierre Westie slalom skiing with Bentley Basset driving boat and Paisley Lab watching

5.  Go jump in the lake! There is nothing more relaxing than a day on the water. Be sure to follow safety rules.

   Always keep an eye on your pets during these hot days. Know the signs of heat stroke and always provide plenty of fresh water and shade for your best friend.
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  1. Good tips! Mom makes sure I get enough exercise for my body and my brain when we have to stay inside. I get to practice my bowling, dancing, and toy chasing.

    Love and licks,

  2. it is hard in summer - we don't explore nearly as much as we do when it is cooler

  3. We always vote for swimming and a/c. Nothing beats those two things for staying cool.

  4. Great tips! I love the water skiing photo so much I had to pin it :) It's been triple digits here all month too so plenty of AC and frozen treats too.

  5. Pawsome tips! Phod also likes to dig a cool spot in the shade.

  6. 5 great tips. I like the ice cream truck the best.

  7. WE have the heat but not the high humidity you have there. We spend a lot of time indoors till it cools down in the evening
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  8. Rooney loves swimming! That would definitely be his favorite choice!

    Thinking of you and everyone in Louisiana! - Rachel & Rooney

  9. Those are some great ideas! I'm pretty much staying indoors in the air conditioning.

  10. While we're waiting for autumn's arrival, these are great tips. Tick tock...only 33 days for the official arrival. Woof!

  11. OMD, those are pawsome tips! I especially likes the one with the extra treaties and frozen treats! YOU HEAR THAT MA??! I'll make sure she makes note....
    Ruby ♥

  12. Since we have flat faces, mom always watches us in the heats. Good post
    Lily & Edward

  13. Great tips! We really haven't had a lot of super hot weather here this summer, just a couple days here and there. Hope you get some cooler weather soon!
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

  14. Those all sound like pawesome tips!!


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