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Beat The Heat This Summer!

Summer is the time for training, trials, and fun days outside with your dog. However, keeping your dog cool during the warmer months is crucial in preventing heat stroke and other heat-related issues. In this month’s blog, we’ll go over some effective tips to ensure your dog stays comfortable and safe:


One of the most important things you can do for your dog during the hot summer months is to keep them well-hydrated. Make sure your dog always has access to fresh, cool water. You can even place multiple water bowls around your yard so they have easy access no matter where they are. This is especially important for hunting dogs and coonhounds, who may spend long hours outside and need to stay hydrated to perform their best.

Cool or Shady Environment

Providing a cool or shady environment for your dog is another key to keeping them comfortable during the summer. Have a shade station on standby, like a tent or umbrella, and remember to take breaks regularly if needed. This can help prevent your dog from overheating and ensure they have a comfortable place to rest.

Avoiding the Hottest Times

Try to avoid hotter times of the day, like the afternoon, for training and outdoor activities. Lots of trainers and handlers prefer the morning or evening, as these times provide the coolest temperatures during the day. This can help keep your dog cooler and reduce the risk of heat-related issues.

Watch for Signs of Overheating

Be aware of signs that your dog may be overheating, such as excessive panting, drooling, lethargy, vomiting, and uncoordinated movements. If you notice any of these signs, take immediate action to cool your dog down and provide them with water. Heat stroke can be very serious, so it's important to act quickly if you suspect your dog is overheating.

A Good Dog Food

Making sure your dog is getting the proper nutrition with their meal is also extremely important for keeping them healthy this summer. Feeding them with Joy Dog Food ensures they have the usable calories needed to keep them energized and strong against heat exhaustion. Our kibble is denser with higher kcal/cup, so they will not eat as much, which not only saves you money but also helps prevent dehydration.

Joy Dog Food is specially formulated to provide the nutrition your hunting dog or coonhound needs to stay healthy and perform their best. With Joy Dog Food, you can be confident that your dog is getting the best possible nutrition to help them stay cool and hydrated this summer.

By following these tips and feeding your dog with Joy Dog Food, you can help ensure your dog stays cool, comfortable, and healthy during the hot summer months. Keep your dog hydrated, provide a cool environment, avoid the hottest times of the day, watch for signs of overheating, and give them the best nutrition with Joy Dog Food. Enjoy a safe and fun summer with your furry friend!

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