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3 DIY Tips To Look After Your Pet On A Hot Summer’s Day

posted by The Daily Fluff January 2, 2018 0 comments

The summer heat can be pretty uncomfortable for humans. But think how much more uncomfortable it is for our furry little friends. They are sweltering under all that fur and hair, so it is very easy for them to become over heated and dehydrated. That’s where you come in!

If you are struggling to come up with ways to keep your pet cool, that’s not a problem! Here are some creative ways you can keep your pet cool over the summer!

  1. Water Park:

Your dog (or fearless feline) will love splashing around your back yard in their very own water park! Simply visit your local store and purchase a kid-sized pool to fill water in. Your pet will run around like a maniac without feeling worn out! Even if they don’t like water much, you can splash water on them to help them cool down. Or if you prefer, grab out your hose and give them a nice, relaxing shower. If you have a sprinkler, pull it out and connect it up so that your crazy caper can run around through the water!

  1. Ice Treats:

This easy, fun and, yes, even yummy idea will have your pet rolling over with delight! Nice, cold ice treats are great for being so effective and you can use them again and again! There are plenty of ways you can give ice treats to your pet. Grab some small ice blocks out of your fridge and scatter them across the floor. Your pet will love chasing them around the house while keeping them cool at the same time. If your pet loves sweet treats, look up the many easy-to-follow recipes online, from fruit flavoured snacks to doggie ice-cream!

  1. Give Them Shade:

If your pet likes to be outside, whether they run around or have a nice nap, then they will definitely get hot quick. Shade will not only help them stay out of the blistering sun and becoming overheated, but they’ll be protected from hot concrete that can damage their paws. If you have an outdoor umbrella, pop it up and have your pet sprawl out underneath with a chilled bowl of water. If you don’t have an outdoor umbrella, pop up some smaller ones and place them on the ground or in flower pots so your pet can be protected wherever they go. Or you can pop up a tent and your pet can go on camping without leaving their back yard!

These DIY methods are so easy to follow that you won’t have to worry about your pet being overheated. They will be the coolest pet around!

What are some ways you keep your pet cool during the summer? Comment below and let us know!

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Creative Ways To Keep Your Pet Cool In Summer

posted by The Daily Fluff December 6, 2016 0 comments

One of the greatest challenges in summer is keeping cool. For pet owners this gets even more difficult, especially if you’re not always home! With some help from our furry contributors, we’ve come up with a few ideas to keep your pets cool over the warmer months.

Go for walks early or late:

Although this isn’t a way to keep cool, it’s a great way for your pooch to get exercise without packing on the extra heat! For an extra treat you could even have a pool set up when you get back!

Pooches Ollie and Oscar add:

This summer our plan to stay cool is simple, walks either early in the morning/later at night so we don’t burn our paw pads. We sometimes even have a puppy pool at home!

Ice – and lots of it!

For the cat owners, the two Birmans Lulu and Finn love the idea their mum has:

When the weather gets super hot, Mum helps cool us down by leaving a tea-towel-wrapped ice pack in our bed, and puts ice cubes in our water bowl.

This of course could translate to other pets too!

Frozen Treats:

Like humans, dogs would love to eat something frozen to help them cool down. You could give them flavoured ice blocks, add them to their water or freeze them in a “kong” toy. Ollie and Oscar love Pupsicles!

Frozen water and chicken stock in a container with treats and toys in there. Keeps us cool and busy for hours!

Hair Cut (not just for the fashion minded!)


You’d be surprised how much cooler animals are with less hair on them! For those of you with long hair, think of how much of a difference it makes on a hot day when you tie your hair up.

Every summer we get a fancy new (anaesthesia-free) haircut, to help lighten our layers when the weather starts to get warmer, say Lulu and Finn.

That’s right, even cats appreciate it in the end!

Air Conditioner Seat:

Move your dog or cat’s bed right in front of your air conditioner, or if you have a cat that loves to be on higher ground (they’re royalty, am I right?) move a high stool to a place right where the air hits. This idea might not be loved by all, as some might be too scared of the noise or moving air!

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