Tips to Beat the Heat for You & Your Pet
Despite some of the rainy days in Edmonton, when it gets hot it really is hot! Sometimes blasting the AC in the car, sitting in front of five fans, or diving into a nice cold pool every now and then can get pretty repetitive in the heat. If you want alternative ways to keep yourself cool this summer, then this blog is just for you! If you are also a pet owner, both you and your pet(s) can use these tips to beat the heat together. So without further ado, here are your chill tips!
Chill Tip #1: Pulse Points
- A way to cool down super-fast is to apply an ice pack or a cold compress to all your pressure points which include the wrists, neck, elbows, ankles, and behind the knees.
Chill Tip #2: Ice cubes
- Humans love having ice in their drink on a cold day, right? Well pets love it too! Have them lick a couple of ice cubes or add some in their water for a quick cool sip.
Chill Tip #3: Spray Bottles
- Go to the dollar store and get yourself a spray bottle. When you’ve been outdoors all day and need a quick cool pick-me-up, you can spray mist all over your face for a refreshing touch up.
Chill Tip #4: Homemade Frozen Treats
- Just like humans, pets love to indulge on cold treats on a hot day. Here is a link to a couple of pet friendly frozen treats your pet will love all throughout the summer!
Chill Tip #5: Ice Water Bottles
- A couple hours or even a day before you go out, fill a water bottle halfway with water and put it in the freezer. When you’re ready to go outside, take the bottle out of the freezer and fill the rest of your bottle up with water. When you’re hiking or going out for a walk, the heat will naturally melt the ice and turn the water you just put in into icy, cool water the entire time you are outside.
Chill Tip #6: Quick Kiddie Pool
- Purchase a mini kiddie pool that is accessible for your pet at all times when they are outdoors. Every now and then they will definitely be tempted to jump in!
For all you pet lovers and all those people who are too hot to move, I hope these chill tips definitely chill you out! Always remember, staying hydrated is key in the heat.