What does your family do when it is so so so hot outside and you have to go out to take a walk and to go potty? What do you do to help your dogs stay cool? My momma has created a few things that help us stay cool and fresh when it’s hot here in Dominican Republic.
Our momma tries her best to keep us cooled off. She also tries to take us outside early before it gets hot for our big daily walk. We usually head out between 5:30 and 6:30 AM for an hour or so. The evening walk is a little bit more difficult. The sidewalk is hot. The dirt is hot. Even the water is hot. What can we do? Here is what our momma does for us.
Lay a bandana out and put some ice cubes inside. You can put them inside a plastic bag if you do not want the wetness but the wetness helps us to stay cool also and we like the wet neck effect.
Roll the bandana up with the ice inside making it nice and tight.
Tie the bandana with the ice around the neck. This is Inteliperra modeling her bandana.
The ice doesn’t last forever but usually there is a corner store or someplace where you can get a few ice cubes to refresh the bandana.
Momma forgot our pretty ice bandanas yesterday. She just thought we were going to take a short walk but we wanted to take a little Barrio walk. She got a plastic bag in the Colmado and put some ice inside and put it around our neck. It was definitely not any type of a fashion statement but it did the job and kept us cool and fresh.
Momma also uses Mushers Secret on our feet. It keeps our paws a little bit protected from the heat. It is especially good for using in the snow…which would be great if we had snow here. But the stuff is a soft wax that coats the paw. It also is a nice paw moisturizer so Buenagente and I have nice soft shakable paws.
Momma says she is going to try and make us some shoes but I’m not sure how that will go over. We are more of the bare-feet kinds dogs.
Dog shoes, who woulda thunk? lol
You can get
Mushers Secret on Amazon
Have a great day and enjoy your walks with your best friends and always stay cool!
Get some dog cooling items to help your dog stay cool
or just do like our momma does and make your own.
In Dominican Republic you can get a Kool Collar™ Kool Collar is the coolest collar! from Pet Plaza.
Or if you don’t live in DR you can get a
Kool Collar™ or a
Cooling Bandana or even a
Cool Towel for Dogs on Amazon.
Here are some great cooling off gear options at Baxter Boo.Cool Off, For Best Friends At BaxterBoo.com!