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Keeping Kool During the Dog Days of Summer

Your Dog is Cool—

but is he KOOL

 

Click on the photo to see more about the Kool Collar.We are proud to feature a new collar that is unique to any other cooling product on the market today—the Kool Collar.

Many dogs suffer from heat exhaustion this time of year and this collar will help to keep your pet cool, safe and comfortable.

Melting ice acts as artificial perspiration to cool your dog.  The Kool Collar is a must for inside, active, or dogs at risk for heat exhaustion or heat stroke.  It is patented and very different from every other dog collar on the market. 

It’s easy, durable and extremely effective.

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Here are some great tips from the Wisconsin Humane Society on keeping your pooch safe in summer weather:

NEVER leave your companion animal in a parked car, even with the windows down. The inside of a parked car can reach 160 degrees in just a few minutes.

Exercise your canine only during the cooler parts of the day. Early morning and evening hours are best. Leave your animal outside for only short periods of time. Also, keep your cat indoors where they are safer.

Never tie an animal outside in the sun! Always make sure they have a shady spot when outside in extreme temperatures, as well as plenty of fresh, cool water.

Allow access to the coolest part of your home. If you don’t have air conditioning, or you turn it off while at work, make sure your companion animal can get to a cool place, such as a basement.

Take extra precautions for old, overweight or snub-nosed dogs in hot weather. Dogs with heart or lung diseases should be kept indoors with air conditioning.

Watch your animal for signs of heat stroke, which include extreme panting, difficulty breathing, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, rapid pulse, bright red gums and blue tongue or lips. Animals exhibiting signs of heat stroke should be moved to a cool place and have their body temperature lowered with cool water (do NOT apply ice), then taken to a veterinarian for further care.

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We will be closed on Sunday, July 4th in honor of the Independence Day holiday.  We wish you all a safe, happy and healthy 4th of July!  Regular hours resume again on Monday morning. 

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians, and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian. 

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