HELP FOR HOT DOGS!
Aw, poor puppy. He always has to wear a fur coat! Here are three ways to keep your four-legged friend happy this summer.
Get on paw patrol. “If it’s over 90°F, walk your dog on the grass, or get booties to avoid burns,” says integrative veterinarian Carol Osborne, D.V.M., director of Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic, in Ohio. If it’s
too hot for you to walk barefoot outside, it’s too hot for your dog. My Busy Dog’s Secure Dog Boots are lightweight and durable—perfect for the beach or the street. $36; mybusydog.com
Tie one on. Dogs pant to keep cool, but there’s only so much a tongue can do. Enter: a cooling bandanna, like foufit. Wet it, wring it, and tie it on. It locks in water, so
the gradual evaporation keeps dogs comfy for up to six hours. $8; store .foufoubrands.com
Offer to-go water. Carry a stainless steel for-dogs-only water bottle on all journeys, no matter how short. It doesn’t take much to dehydrate. The H2O4K9 25-ouncer keeps water ice-cold, and the lid/ doggy bowl is Bpa-free. $12; chewy.com