Updated May 26th, 2024 at 15:58 IST

How To Make Your Home Cool And Safe For Your Pets In Summer

Prevent excess heat from entering your home by closing curtains and blinds during peak sunlight hours.

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As temperatures rise during the summer, it's crucial to keep your house cool and ensure a safe environment for your pets. Here are some practical tips to help maintain a comfortable and secure home for your furry friends during the hot months.

Maintain a cool indoor temperature

Ensure that your home is adequately ventilated. If you have air conditioning, keep it running during the hottest parts of the day. Fans can also help circulate air and maintain a cooler environment. For a more energy-efficient option, consider ceiling fans or portable fans placed in strategic locations.

Prevent excess heat from entering your home by closing curtains and blinds during peak sunlight hours. This can significantly reduce indoor temperatures and keep your pets comfortable.

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Provide plenty of water

Always have fresh, cool water available for your pets. Place multiple water bowls around the house and consider adding ice cubes to the water to keep it cool for longer. Pets can dehydrate quickly in hot weather, so frequent access to water is essential.

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Create cool resting spots

Invest in cooling mats or beds specifically designed for pets. These products often contain gel or other materials that stay cool and can provide a comfortable place for your pets to rest. Ensure that your pets have access to shaded areas both indoors and outdoors. If your pets spend time outside, provide shaded spaces like covered patios or trees. Indoors, allow them to rest in cooler parts of the house, such as tiled floors or basements.

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Pet-safe cooling solutions

Wet a cloth with cool water and gently rub it on your pet’s fur or place it on their paws. You can also create a cool, damp towel for them to lie on. Avoid using ice packs directly on your pets, as extreme cold can be harmful. Offer your pets frozen treats like ice cubes made from low-sodium broth or frozen pet-friendly fruits. This not only helps cool them down but also provides mental stimulation.

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Published May 26th, 2024 at 15:58 IST