Tips to Keep Your Dog Cool (courtesy of Wembley Vet Clinic)
Fresh water and shade are the most important things to provide relief from the heat.
Have 2 or more water bowls around the house in case one is knocked over.
Try filling small plastic paddling pools with fresh water. Some dogs love to have a dip in the heat of the day and cool off.
Fill soft drink bottles with water and freeze them overnight then put it in the dog kennel.
Dogs will love to lay on them or lick them to keep cool
Hair cuts can also help to keep you long haired pets cool. shaved to get rid of their thick coats
Dogs and cats cant sweat through the skin – only the pads on the feet and dogs pant to cool down
Fill up an ice cream container with water and add a little Vegemite to flavour it. Pop in 1-2 dog treats. Freeze overnight and then give it to your dog in the middle of the day – they love to lick the ice and will help keep them occupied.