Has your dog been sleeping awkwardly, trying to stay cool? Limbs in all directions, stomach flat on the floor, usually with some heavy panting. Or maybe they’re lying on their back with their tummies in the air, like they just don’t care!
If so, their current bed may be too hot for them to relax comfortably. Certain breeds, such as bulldogs, pugs and other flat faced breeds, sometimes struggle to breathe when the weather gets too warm.
To keep them comfortable while they rest, get a bed designed to keep them cool. The mattress design of our pillow beds helps cool air circulate and they are easy to keep clean, with a fully removable cover of top grade upholstery fabric. Get yours now for a discount in our summer sale.
Here are our tips and tricks to help keep your dog cool on warmer days...
- Keep them cool with their own ‘air-con’
Our nest beds come with an inner cushion that can be placed directly in the freezer for a few minutes, depending on the size of your freezer. You could also buy a pet cooling mat and place this under the cushion to help keep your dog cool and comfortable.
- Treat them to a dog-friendly ice cream
Just like us, our dogs love a cool treat like an ice cream on a hot summer’s day. Why not spoil your dog with their own ice cream, or even make your own!
A frozen Kong or Lickimat works great too, using dog-friendly peanut butter. Best of all, our pillow beds have a machine washable cover which makes cleaning up easy!
- A dip in the pool to cool off
On a hot day, some dogs love a dip in the water in the river or at the beach. During hot weather, avoid taking your dog for a walk unless it’s in the early morning or late evening, and keep to the shade where possible. In the midday heat, why not fill a paddling pool with some cool water for them to splash around in?
- Refill their water bowl more frequently
Always provide plenty of fresh water for your dog. If your dog likes to sunbathe, put an additional bowl of water down in their favourite spot to encourage them to stay hydrated.
- Look out for signs your dog is getting too hot
Keep an eye out for the signs your dog may be suffering from heatstroke, such as heavy panting, difficulty breathing, excessive drooling. If you think your dog is overheating, head to the vets to get them checked out.
It’s wonderful when the sun is out, so go and enjoy it. We hope our advice helps keep your dog cool and comfortable this summer!