Ask A Vet: How do I keep my dog cool this summer?

What are the best ways to keep my dog cool in the hot summer months? Dogs are very susceptible to heat stroke, especially here in Phoenix where summer temperatures can be deadly. Dogs naturally hav…




What are the best ways to keep my dog cool in the hot summer months?


Dogs are very susceptible to heat stroke, especially here in Phoenix where summer temperatures can be deadly. Dogs naturally have a higher core body temperature than humans and can overheat much more quickly, so it’s important to pay close attention to your pets when outdoors.


Limit exercise to either dawn or dusk when temperatures are lower, and always make sure they have access to plenty of water and shade. The best exercise this time of the year is swimming (make sure to always watch your dog around water) or try running the sprinklers for your dog to frolic in! Even a plastic kiddie pool is a great place for dogs to soak in and cool off.