Vet Expert Tips to Keep Your Pet Cool

July 09, 2020 Lili Kendall
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July is National Pet Hydration Awareness Month, and also one of the hottest months of the year. Follow these veterinarian-approved tips and tricks to keep your best friend cool during the dog days of summer:

1. Know the signs of dehydration.

These are most commonly excessive panting, loss of energy and appetite.

2. When you go out, make sure your pet can access water at all times.

Always bring enough water for the both of you!

3. Know how much water your pet needs.

Dogs and cats need 1 oz of water for every lb. they weigh.

4. Add a little water to your pet’s food to ensure they get extra hydration.

5. Make sure your pet has access to a shady spot or an air-conditioned place at all times if they play outside for a while.

6. Keep multiple water bowls around your house and outdoor spaces, so your pet can get water anywhere, anytime!

We hope these tips help you and your best friend beat the heat this summer! If you think your cat or dog is dehydrated, bring them to the vet immediately. 


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