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How to Keep a Husky Cool in the Summer

Siberian Huskies are wonderful dogs, but their incredibly thick coat and undercoat make it a challenge to cool them down in hot months. If you are wondering how to keep your husky cool in the summer, I’ll be going over some of my best tips for this. In addition, this blog will also relate to dogs similar to Siberian Husky with a thick undercoat.

Siberian Huskies are known for their thick double coats, which help them to stay warm in cold climates. However, this same coat can make it difficult for them to stay cool in hot weather. As a result, it is important to take extra precautions to keep your Husky cool during the summer.

 

Here are some tips for how to keep a husky cool in the summer…

1. Provide plenty of shade – Make sure your Husky has access to plenty of shade, both indoors and outdoors. Indoors, you can provide shade by closing curtains or blinds, or by using a fan. Outdoors, you can provide shade by using a dog house, umbrella, or tree.

2. Never leave your Husky in a hot car, even for a short period of time – The temperature inside a car can rise quickly, even if the windows are cracked. Furthermore, leaving your Husky in a hot car can be fatal.

3. Take your Husky for walks and playtime in the early morning or late evening when the temperatures are cooler – Avoid taking your Husky for walks or playtime during the hottest part of the day.

4. Give your Husky a cool bath or let them play in a kiddie pool – Cool baths or kiddie pools can help to lower your Husky’s body temperature.

5. Groom your Husky regularly to remove excess fur – Excess fur can trap heat and make your Husky hotter. Brush your Husky regularly to remove dead hair and undercoat.

6. Feed your Husky a healthy diet and plenty of water – A healthy diet will help your Husky to stay hydrated and regulate their body temperature. Furthermore, make sure your Husky always has access to fresh, clean water.

7. Good Treats For Huskies to Keep Them Cool – Frozen treats, such as frozen Kongs filled with peanut butter or yogurt, can help to keep your Husky cool and entertained. Frozen toys, such as ice cubes or frozen towels, can also help to keep your Husky cool in the summer.

 

Recipes for Frozen Kongs

frozen kongs

Frozen Peanut Butter and Banana Kong

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup water

 

Instructions:

  1. Mash the banana in a bowl.
  2. Add the peanut butter and water to the banana and mix well.
  3. Stuff the mixture into a Kong.
  4. Freeze the Kong for at least 4 hours.

 

Frozen Yogurt and Fruit Kong

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mixed berries
  • 1/4 cup chopped apples

 

Instructions:

  1. Mix the yogurt, berries, and apples in a bowl.
  2. Stuff the mixture into a Kong.
  3. Freeze the Kong for at least 4 hours.

 

Frozen Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Puree KongKeep your husky cool

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup water

 

Instructions:

  1. Mix the peanut butter, pumpkin puree, and water in a bowl.
  2. Stuff the mixture into a Kong.
  3. Freeze the Kong for at least 4 hours.

 

By following these tips, you can help to keep your Husky cool and safe during the summer.

 

Additional Tips for How to Keep Your Husky Cool in the Summer

  • Avoid taking your Husky on long hikes or runs during the hottest part of the day.
  • Try to keep them inside with air conditioning.
  • If you must take your Husky outside during the hottest part of the day, make sure they are wearing a cooling vest or bandana.
  • Watch your Husky for signs of heatstroke, such as excessive panting, drooling, lethargy, and vomiting. If you see any of these signs, immediately take your Husky to a veterinarian.

 

 

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