XTRAWLD Posted August 4, 2016 Share Posted August 4, 2016 (edited) With these crazy hot temperatures, its easy for dogs to get too hot. Tips and tricks are always welcome on how to cool off a hot dog, but I'm not sure I know of the best way! We came back from a walk (29C with 44% humidity during our walk, but is expected to soar to 40C later today). Ryder was very slow heading out, enjoyed a shady trail but a full sun walk there and back - but he trotted home, dragging me! (Second wind?) I hosed him off completely when we got back (not only because he found a good mud muddle but I had to cool him off), good 2 mins under a hose soaking his entire body which he didn't refuse. He drank (on the walk) but drank a lot when we got back. He's now laying on his bed with a cold, wet towel on his still wet body. I even put ice cubes under his paws! He's no longer panting and he's snoozing in front of a fan. He seemed to completely cool off within a half hour of doing this. I'm surprised how quickly he stopped panting too. Is this the proper approach to bring a dog's temp down? (The ice cubes may have been over the top!) Now to cool me down! Edited August 4, 2016 by XTRAWLD Quote Proudly owned by:10 year old "Ryder" CR Redman Gotcha May 201012.5 year old Angel "Kasey" Goodbye Kasey Gotcha July 2005-Aug 1, 2015 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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