Temperatures are on the rise with the arrival of summer and the thermometers and humidity are starting to climb. Now is the time to remember that our pets need special care during the sweltering heat.

Humans Aren't the Only Ones That Need to Stay Safe from the Heat

 

While we take precautions for ourselves, we must also consider the well-being of our furry companions, especially with heat advisories in effect for much of the country. High temperatures, elevated humidity, and extreme UV indexes can pose a serious hazard for ourselves and our pets.

Pupsicles Offer an Easy DIY Cool Down for Your Dog

 

The Humane Society of the United States offers valuable tips to ensure your pets stay safe and cool this summer. We have a list of helpful tips below, but one really simple way to keep your pup cool on a hot day is with a homemade DIY "pupsicle" like in the video below. There are actually tons of different recipes available online.

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More Ways to Beat the Heat

Aside from a cool DIY in the kitchen, being prepared and knowing how to protect your pet from the summer heat is incredibly important. After all. our pets are family and we have a responsibility to take care of them.

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 Have a Plan in Place

Keep reading to learn some essential pet safety tips, to help ensure that your furry friends stay healthy and happy throughout the summers - regardless of how hot it gets. Keep them safe from heat stroke, dehydration, and other temperature-related troubles, and enjoy the summer months together.

Tip to Protect Pets from Summer Heat

With heat advisories in effect for a large portion of the country, now is the time to ensure you are prepared to keep your pets safe from the summer heat.

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