With lots of myths and misconceptions for pet owners, experts at global pet brand PetSafe® debunk eight of the most common when it comes to keeping our dogs happy, hydrated and healthy when it’s hot.With lots of myths and misconceptions for pet owners, experts at global pet brand PetSafe® debunk eight of the most common when it comes to keeping our dogs happy, hydrated and healthy when it’s hot.
With lots of myths and misconceptions for pet owners, experts at global pet brand PetSafe® debunk eight of the most common when it comes to keeping our dogs happy, hydrated and healthy when it’s hot.

Can I give my dog ice cubes? 8 myths about keeping your dog cool when it’s hot, debunked

From eating ice cubes to daily walks, wearing sunscreen to shaving fur, make sure you know what’s fact and what’s fiction when it comes to cooling down your dog.

As forecasters predict that the UK could be hit by an Iberian plume – bringing 26C this week, many of the nation’s pooch parents are looking for novel ways to keep their dogs cool.

After all, if we’re enjoying a cold refreshing drink or ice lolly, why can’t our dogs?

With lots of myths and misconceptions for pet owners, experts at global pet brand PetSafe® debunk eight of the most common when it comes to keeping our dogs happy, hydrated and healthy when it’s hot.

PetSafe® Brand’s Rob Steele said: “There are lots of dog myths and misconceptions but, as a rule of thumb, when the weather’s hot and sunny, the best prevention of heatstroke and dehydration is keeping your dog inside and cool – regardless of their breed, age or coat type.

“Some types of dogs are more prone to it than others – including very large, old or young dogs, dogs with thick coats, and flat-faced breeds, such as Pugs and French Bulldogs. However, owners must remember that all dogs are in danger when it’s hot.

“Fortunately, there are many ways that you can make them feel more comfortable and keep them healthier in the sun – simply by following some of these easy hints and tips – as well as spending some quality, enjoyable and safe time together.”

With lots of myths and misconceptions for pet owners, experts at global pet brand PetSafe® debunk eight of the most common when it comes to keeping our dogs happy, hydrated and healthy when it’s hot.