Beating the Heat

Over on the Nutro Knowledge Network, we’ve been talking lately about ways to beat the heat during these dog days of summer. Here in Texas, it’s still 100 degrees (and our AC decided to break down yesterday…don’t let me get started on that topic!)

With Irie and Tiki, we take special care to walk early in the morning and late in the evening. (Those evening walks have their own concerns because of our current worries about West Nile Virus in this region.)

Most of our walking is on a caliche road so we don’t have to worry about asphalt but, if you do, be sure to check the temperature of that asphalt before you start out. If it’s too hot for your bare feet, it’s too hot for your dog! As we take our walks, we try to stay in the shade as much as possible. Right now, Tiki’s favorite part of the walk has been lying in the fine sand alongside the road (above), a cool break midway through our walk!

Be sure to check out our complete list of summer tips for staying cool with your dog.

This post was written by a Nutro Knowledge Network Member and sponsored by the Nutro Company; the thoughts and opinions in this article are entirely our own.

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