6 Ways to Keep Cool During Those Dog Days of Summer

We have had some steamy weather already this summer and more is probably on the way. While you and I tend to retreat to the patio with a chilled beverage, our dogs often miss out on all the cool fun. Here are some tips to keep your pets cool and protect them from heatstroke:

1. Harness the wind. Who doesn’t love a little wind in their hair? A breeze can make summer heat much more tolerable by placing a window or shop fan on the patio. Moving air helps cool by evaporation, and since dogs don’t sweat very much they need a very exaggerated effect to get a good amount of cooling. Read the rest of this entry »