Hot and humid weather can be a dangerous time for dogs, especially those with flat faces or short noses. Brachycephalic breeds such as Pugs, Bulldogs, Boxers, Shih Tzus, and Boston Terriers have a harder time regulating their body temperature, making them more prone to heatstroke. As a responsible dog owner, it's important to take the necessary precautions to protect your furry friend during summer months.
One simple solution is to have a cool place ready for your pets once they come back in from taking on the summer heat. Green Pet's Cool Pet Pad is specially designed to help regulate a dog's body temperature and help prevent overheating. The Cool Pet Pad is the only self-cooling mat available today; our patented cooling technology activates when your pet's weight is applied, and stays cool for hours, making it the perfect solution for a brachycephalic breed.
Here are some additional tips for keeping your brachycephalic dog safe and comfortable during the hot summer months:
Keep them indoors: When the temperatures rise, it's best to keep your brachycephalic dog indoors where it's cooler. Be sure their Cool Pet Pad is somewhere near the door they can return to right away after going outside.
Keep them hydrated: Provide fresh water at all times and encourage your dog to drink regularly. You can also add ice cubes to their water bowl to keep it cooler for longer.
Provide shade: If your dog must be outside during the day, make sure they have access to a shaded area to cool down. Note: the Cool Pet Pad is not meant for outdoor use in direct sunlight as it can affect the performance of the pad.
Limit outdoor activity: Avoid exercising your dog during the hottest parts of the day, and keep walks short and frequent rather than long and strenuous.
- Be aware of the signs of heatstroke: Brachycephalic dogs are particularly susceptible to heatstroke. Symptoms include excessive panting, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, and collapse. If you suspect your dog has heatstroke, seek veterinary attention immediately.
At Green Pet, we're committed to providing sustainable and environmentally friendly products that improve the lives of pets and their owners. Our Cool Pet Pad is not only a safe and effective solution for brachycephalic breeds, but it's also conserving energy since it works without requiring any water, refrigeration or electricity. By choosing Green Pet, you can help protect your dog and the planet.
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