Avoid walking dogs and playing outside with pets during the hottest hours of the day. Give the dog plenty of fresh water and add ice cubes, put the bowl by the fan. Dog temperatures should not reach over 104 degrees.
When the weather is hot give the dog cold water, use a freezing cold ice pack, find your dog a cool spot to rest, go for a swim in the pool, hose down your dog, mist your dog with cold water, and turn the fan on. Provide shade in gardens and outdoor areas with a breeze blowing during the hottest hours of the day.
You can make your own cool mat with a damp towel, regularly refreshing it in cold water if it starts to get warm.
If the dog is suffering a heatstroke before getting the dog to the vet.
To lower the dog's body temperature wet your dog's coat or drench a towel in cool water but not really cold and drape the towel over your dog.
Use a cooling dog collar or cooling vest.
Never leave your pet unattended in a parked car for any period of time. 120 in a matter of minutes even with the windows partially open.
Your pet can quickly suffer brain damage or die from heatstroke or suffocation.
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area