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Cool your dog down quickly

Cool your dog down quickly

Dogs can easily overheat in this weather and here is a simple trick to cool them down fast

Some signs of your dog overheating or becoming dehydrated are:

  • Excessive panting
  • Gums appear grey
  • Extreme dehydration can cause your dogs third eyelid to appear. Many owners don't realise their dogs have a third eyelid

Simple fast cooling down:

  • Soak large bath towels in cold water and wrap around your dog's stomach.

Rehydration:

If you can't get to your vet quickly try this old remedy:

  • Fill a glass with water and add a teaspoon of honey
  • Fill a medicine syringe (the tyoe you get with childrens medicine) with the water/honey solution and squirt into your dogs mouth making sure it actually gets swallowed. Repeat. 
  • Seek the advice of your vet

 

Fairly obvious but in really hot weather avoid exercising your dog until it cools down in the evening, make sure they have access to plenty of water and don't worry too much if they go off their food

 

Keith - The Doggy Coach