THERE ARE MANY ARTICLES PUBLISHED FOR YOU TO READ IN THE MEDIA ABOUT HOW TO KEEP YOUR DOGGY COOL IN THE SUMMER MONTHS!
SO…… we wanted to just create a little twist on your regular reading and include our Reader’s Doggy’s!
THE SCIENCE PART – Dog’s simply need to lose heat from their bodies when overheated! They need to dissipate some of their core body temperature through conduction and convection or both!
CONVECTION – transferring their body heat to the air through evaporations
CONDUCTION – passing their body heat directly to a conductive material
The most obvious way to not overheat in the hot weather is to keep your doggy in paw reach of a bowl of fresh cool water and providing them of shade and ventilation!
FRUIT is a wonderful idea for dogs to snack on especially in the heat. Fruit has a lot of water content and also is of nutrient benefit to boot! There are some Fruit which is great and safe to give your doggy – However, all fruit needs to be washed first, cut into bite size pieces and stones and pips all removed as they can contain toxins.
BANANAS – In bit size pieces they are wonderful for dogs but also high in Sugar, so in small amounts!
WATERMELONS – Watermelons are particular appealing to dogs as they taste so gorgeously sweet! They are full of vitamins and hold a high water content! In bite size pieces, with no skin or pips!
MANGOES – So sweet and delicious! Small bite size pieces with no skin and being very particular to remove the obvious but toxic stone in the centre!
PEARS – Lovely for fibre intake! Small pieces making sure to remove the peel and the pips!
PINEAPPLES – Fabulous nutrients but only to be served in very small amounts…. great for inflammation… small pieces and no core or skin!
ORANGES – Great for Vitamin C intake…. Small pieces and skin and pips removed!
FRUITS TO AVOID ARE
Grapes Raisins Cherries Grapefruit Lemons ( not too sure how many doggy’s would be happy eating lemons anyhow!! )
You can buy a lot of toys today from the pet shop which are perfect for chilling or freezing! You need to just check that the durability and suitability for your type of doggy!
As the doggy plays with the toy, they will release water slowly into their mouths, either from playing, licking or shaking!
Always make sure the toy is intact!
SAMMY WANTED US TO TELL ALL THE HUMANS ABOUT HOW HE AND OTHER DOGGY’S NEED SPECIAL ICE CREAM AND NOT JUST THE REGULAR ICE CREAM!
Manufacturers of Purina explained ‘
Dogs have difficulty digesting milk and as such, feeding them dairy products such as ice cream can lead to diarrhoea and vomiting.
Another factor to consider in the ‘can dogs have ice cream’ debate is that it’s often packed full of sugars and a single scoop will likely contain near to your dog’s daily recommend number of calories which can eventually lead to dental disease, diabetes or weight issues.
Not to mention, there’s a wealth of ice cream flavours which are very hazardous to dogs such as chocolate and rum and raisin which are both highly toxic to dogs. Additionally, some of the ingredients added to ice cream, such as peanut butter, can contain xylitol which is also toxic. Sugar-free ice cream can also contain xylitol.’
MINDY, JUNIOR AND TYSON live far away from the U.K. so they decided to ZOOM CALL us! It was great to see them all! Living in a hot country they told us – you need to have a more regular cooling system! They realise they are super lucky and told us that their Doggy Swimming Pools are Top Notch and they invite any doggy’s to fly over and play in the Pools with them! – Thank you guys that is so kind of you all!
We thank all the doggy’s who took time out of their super busy day to chat with us!
HAPPY DOGGY NEWS believes it is always better to hear from the doggy themself!
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