1. Get creative with your pet's water supply!
Make sure to have at least three places in your home where your pet can drink water if it’s hot outside. A cat water fountain was a big hit with one of my cats who liked to swat at the moving water. It was a double win because she had fun and ended up drinking more water! For dogs try adding some ice cubes into their water bowl for some ice bobbing fun that doubles as a cool water source.
2. Make frozen pet treats!
You can find the best recipes for pet treats online with ingredients such as peanut butter, pumpkin, and yogurt. Always make sure the human foods you give your pets are vet approved, and don’t overdo the treats. Overweight pets can suffer the effects of heat more than fit ones.
3. Protect your pet's paws!
Hot sidewalks and streets can burn your pet’s sensitive paws. Take care to protect their feet with booties if the temperatures are soaring. Try this fun and easy dog bootie DIY— it works for cats too if you make them smaller! Also, how adorable are cats with tiny mittens on?
4. Give your pet a break from the heat!
Provide plenty of shade and maybe even a swimming pool for you dogs to play in and cool off.
5.Heat Stroke: Know the Signs
Heat stroke is a very real danger for our animals. Knowing how to spot the signs is important for any pet parent.Always keep a close eye out for any of the following: