This summer the heat has been no joke. With regions all over the United States experiencing extreme heats, we had to find creative ways to stay cool. From the obvious like staying inside to unique solutions like cooling mats, these are our favorite ways to stay cool for the remaining days of summer. Because let’s be honest, these temps don’t look like they’re going anywhere any time soon. Stay cool, friends!
One of the best ways to stay cool is to just stay out of the heat. This summer has been one of the hottest summers on record. With the way the past few summer seasons have been, it seems to be only getting hotter and hotter. Pets can get dehydrated and hot quickly and sometimes it can happen before you even realize it’s happening. Staying inside during the high heat hours is one of the best ways to stay cool. Avoiding the outside during the hours of 11am-6pm, when some of the hottest temps occur, can help reduce your pet’s chance of getting heat stroke.
Did you know that a 77 degree day can equal up to 127 degrees on asphalt? To use the bathroom try to take your pet down shaded walkways, avoid standing in one place on the hot concrete for too long, and keep the potty break short.
Sometimes even being indoors can still be tough on pets, especially during the high heat of the day. A cooling mat is a mat that helps your dog regulate their body temperature. You can use the mat indoors or outdoors in a shaded area. Cooling pads require no electricity and use water or non-toxic, pet safe gels to quickly cool your pet down. A cooling pad is great for dogs of all ages but can provide additional support from hard surfaces for older dogs.
Did you know that pets can smell and taste germs and bacteria we can’t see or smell. When pets smell germs and bacteria they are less inclined to drink from their water bowl. On a hot day, this can cause a huge problem. Kinn Kleanbowl is a 100% germ-free and bacteria-free bowl. Kleanbowl is disposable and both recyclable and biodegradable which makes it eco-friendly and guilt free. Simply replace your pet’s water bowl each day to ensure that they are getting the cleanest bowl and maximum hydration.