SOURCE: Climate Right

June 20, 2011 11:27 ET

Climate Right: Keeps Pets Safe & Healthy During the Dog Days of Summer

5 Tips to Keep Canines Cool This Summer

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 2011) - Climate Right -- the patent-pending, portable air conditioner designed for small spaces -- is being touted as a go-to product for pet owners concerned about pet safety during the "dog days of summer." Featured on Good Morning America this morning, the unit is built to cool up to 350 cubic feet of space -- more than enough power to moderate temperatures in outdoor dog houses.

Unlike humans, dogs lack sweat glands, which means they can be more susceptible to summer heat issues than people. As summer heats up, help your canines stay cool by incorporating these climate control tips.

  • Manage doghouse temperatures. Outdoor doghouses are heat traps during the summer. Just as people are taken aback by extreme temperatures inside cars, dogs feel similar shock from their doghouse. Keep temperatures between 75 and 80 degrees -- not too cool, not too warm. The Climate Right, as featured on Good Morning America, is a doghouse air-conditioner specifically designed to protect dogs during the hot summer months. Click here to buy.
  • Prevent sunburn. Yes, dogs can get sunburned, too. Keeping fur/hair a bit longer in the summer months or using a sunscreen specifically formulated for dogs can help keep the burn away. Apply sunblock to ears, nose, lips, groin and other places where skin is exposed to the sun.
  • Keep pups hydrated. Hydration helps regulate a dog's body temperature. According to experts, animals should have about 28 milliliters of water per pound of body weight per day. (In other words, a 40-pound dog should have a liter of water every day.)
  • Have fun while staying cool. Staying cool can actually be enjoyable - for both you and your dog! Just see what happens when you throw your dog an ice-cube dog bone! Additionally, if your furry friend enjoys the water, try a "puppy pool," or even a dip in the swimming pool or lake.
  • Monitor for heatstroke warning signs. According to the AKC, heavy panting, rapid breathing, excessive drooling, bright gums/tongue, balance challenges, uncontrollable urination and lethargy/unwillingness to move are all potential warning signs of heatstroke. If your dog exhibits these symptoms, contract your veterinarian right away.

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