Best ways to keep your dog cool during the mini September heatwave

A mini heat wave has arrived and it feels like summer again.

However, many Brits are struggling with the intense heat and we should leave a thought for our four-legged friends.

Our dogs can suffer from the heat, especially when they are walking or if they are stuck in the home without adequate ventilation while working.

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But the good news is that there are a number of ways you can make sure your dogs stay cool during the mini heat wave for the next week.

Tap stock has put together some pet drinking tips so you don’t have to worry about your dog overheating in the mini heat wave at home.

1. Cooling mats

There are countless cooling mats on the market for your dogs. Many of these are self-cooling, which means they don’t need to be filled with water or frozen. Cooling mats and vests ensure that your furry friends feel comfortable during the heat wave.

2. Wet towels

If you’re looking for a cheaper option, try moistening or freezing a few towels for your pooch to lie on, or alternatively nibble on them as this has a cooling and calming effect. Paper towels work just as well – just freeze a few sheets of paper and place your pet on them to cool them down.

3. Dog showers

Showers designed for dogs and pets are becoming increasingly popular in many UK households. Having a dedicated area to wash your pups is a great way to cool them down and keep them clean.

4. Frozen treats & ice cubes

Why not try freezing some dog treats or bones for your pets to play with? You can also put ice cubes in your dog’s water bowl or just give them a few to chew on. It’s a fun activity for them, and it will help them cool down and hydrate too.

5. Cooling sprays

Keep your pets cool with a spray bottle filled with cold water and gently spray over their bodies and feet. This provides a cooling effect and relaxes your pets, as some can get into distress if they overheat.

6. Cooling toys and collars

There are tons of freezing toys on the market that are fun ways to keep your dog cool in warm weather. These toys are also great for teething. Cooling collars are also a great option for keeping your pets calm and relaxed, and many have self-cooling technology so the collar doesn’t need to be refrigerated or frozen.

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