If you’re near a body of fresh water, such as a lake or a baby pool, let your dog take a dip to cool down.
Otherwise, you can use cool, wet cloths or towels to help him out.
Place your cool wet cloths on his neck, armpits, and between his hind legs, and you can also gently wet his ears and paw pads with cool water.
How do you cool down an overheated dog?
What to do if your dog overheats:
- Use tap water (luke warm, not hot or ice cold) to douse the dog.
- While dousing the dog with water, set a fan to blow on the dog.
- Move the dog to shade or A/C.
- DO NOT make the dog drink water.
- Continue all cool down attempts until the panting stops.
Does wetting a dog cool it down?
Dogs do sweat (but not much).
Obviously using a garden hose to wet down your dog will help, but it wastes a lot of water, and some dogs are afraid of the hose or could even be injured by the pressure. Simply keep their water fresh and cool it by replenishing it often.
How do you tell if your dog is overheated?
Signs Your Dog is Overheating
- Heavy, continuous panting.
- Glazed eyes.
- Weakness and/or collapse.
- Increased pulse.
- Dark red tongue or gums.
- Excessive drooling.
What do you do with your dog on a hot day?
Here are some key tips to help keep your pet cool and safe.
- Don’t leave your pet alone in the car on a warm day.
- Be Vigilant About Vet Care.
- Avoid Walking Your Dog In the Heat.
- Keep Your Home Cool for your pets.
- Give Your Pets Access to Shade and Plenty of Water.
- Know Which Dogs Are Less Tolerant of Heat.