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Tips to Keep Your Dogs Cool in the Heat of a Texas Summer

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Here in the Lone Star State, we love our dogs just as much as we love great weather – even a little more so. But when the two of them come together, it can spell catastrophe for your little or large furry Texas pals. They can become overheated quite quickly, even by spending just a few minutes playing around outside. But this doesn’t mean that they need to be relegated to an indoor summer. If you want to help them have fun, here are some tips to keep your dogs cool in the heat of a Texas summer!

Play at Cooler Times.

Tips to Keep Your Dogs Cool in the Heat of a Texas Summer

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Just to be on the safe side, when it’s sweltering outside, you’ll obviously want to keep your pet indoors. But you can still play outdoors with them as well, however being selective about when. Mornings and evenings are the best options for play time with pets, when the temperatures at bearable levels. You can also pick shady locations to play with your pal, and if you absolutely need to go for long walks, make sure you bring plenty of fresh water and a bowl for your furry friend to stay hydrated.

Keep Them Cool.

Tips to Keep Your Dogs Cool in the Heat of a Texas Summer

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If staying indoors in some air conditioning isn’t a possibility for your pet, try to ensure that they have a cool place to rest with plenty of shade and lots of water.

Regular Grooming (Even Regular Brushing)

Tips to Keep Your Dogs Cool in the Heat of a Texas Summer

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With a surprisingly thick coat, dogs can have a hard time of it in the heat. Regular brushing of their fur can help cool them down and haircuts can also be an effective way to ready them for long, hot, summer days. Bear in mind, however, that cutting their hair too short doesn’t help them as much as you may think. It could cause them to get a sunburn, so practice moderation when considering this option.

Protect Their Paws.

Tips to Keep Your Dogs Cool in the Heat of a Texas Summer
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