Dog Days of August: How to Keep Your Dog from Overheating - Sound Shore Moms of Westchester

During these “Dog Days of August”, Dr. Rich Goldstein of Mobile Vet Squad gives us five “cool” suggestions to help keep your dog from overheating:

  1. Fill up a kiddy pool in the back yard and have some supervised fun!
  2. Provide frozen treats like flavored ice cubes, frozen Gatorade or Frosty Paws.
  3. Soak a bandana in water, freeze it, and loosely tie it around your dog’s neck.
  4. Allow your pet to lie down on a “cooling mat” to help dissipate body heat.
  5. Limit exercise and always provide access to fresh water, and shaded areas. Use fans or air conditioning whenever possible.

Mobile Vet Squad is a full service, fully-equipped mobile veterinary hospital for cats and dogs!  To start your pet’s lifelong, stress-free, healthcare journey with Dr. Goldstein and his staff, call (914) 575-1943 or visit

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