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Saturday, 11 April 2015

8 Tips For Huskies In Hot Climates

Hi everyone, and welcome to another edition of Siberian Saturday. It's funny how often I hear people ask if it's possible to have a Siberian Husky when living in a hot climate. Last August, I wrote a post where I debunked the myth that people believed you shouldn't have a husky if you live somewhere warm. Today, I am going to share a few tips on how to help your Sibe thrive in a hot climate. 

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7 tips to keep your husky cool in the heat:
  • Cool treats aren't just good for us humans in the heat - Give your husky plenty of frozen treats, ice cubes, or some nice cool yogurt.
  • Always have plenty of cold fresh water for your husky - but take it a step farther and add some ice cubes to their water bowl during those super hot days.
  • Keep your dog indoors as much as you can during peak heat hours of the day - be sure you have air conditioning! 
  • Times when your husky is outside, always make sure he has some shade to chillax in. Shade is very important, and can keep your dog much cooler than you think. 
  • Keep walk times to early morning, or later in the evening - always bring water, and take breaks in the shade.
  • Keep your husky well groomed. Getting all that extra fur off them will help them stay cool - but keep in mind never shave your husky! Shaving your husky will do far more damage than good. Their thick double coat acts as a cooling system in the heat as well as keeping them warm in the cold. 
  • Invest in a pet cooling mat. Your husky will thank you for it!
  • Let your sibe play in a kiddie pool to keep cool!
By following these tips, you can have a happy husky during those extra hot months.
Keep in mind that these tips can apply to any breed, not just huskies.

Today's letter in the #atozchallenge is J.
J is for Koda Just chillin in the sun! (Below)


siberian Husky
This weeks Sepia Saturday Photo
My boy Koda Just chillin' in the sun last summer.
Sepia Saturday is a blog hop hosted by Ruckus The Eskie
Co hosted by Earl's World
Have a great weekend, and we hope to see you back on Monday!

33 comments:

  1. Good idea. Many of these are tips for all breeds, too! But Huskies especially, because they have coats made for cold, snowy climates! :-) Good advice!

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    1. Oh, and thanks for joining Ruckus and Earl & Ethel for Sepia Saturday!

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  2. Great tips for us all. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. Rumpy is an inside dog, and we do keep our walks to times when it's cooler. But he will NOT get in a pool. He doesn't like water at all!

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    1. That's funny because only one of mine loves to swim! One other one will walk in a kiddie pool, but won't swim, and my other one hates water......with a passion!

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  4. We live with our Husky in Phoenix, Arizona - talk about a hot climate! People are always asking how she does in the heat. She does just fine as long as we follow the same tips you've listed here. We never take her for walks in the middle of the day during our warmest season, and that's true for most breeds; the pavement is too hot and so is the sun. The one thing I haven't tried yet is the cooling mat, I'd like to get one this Summer. We often take trips to PetSmart or a dog friendly indoor mall when it's too hot to be outside. Stay cool!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    1. Yea and so many people think you can't have a husky in hot places. This is just not true!

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  5. It's that time of the year again...we've already broken in our doggie pools :-) Unfortunately, our pups don't have insulating undercoats. Real bummer, especially with our boy Buzz, as he tends to overheat very quickly. We always make sure to provide plenty of fresh, cool water (not ice cold though), and lots of water splashing time when outside.

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    1. Not quite warm enough yet here for kiddie pools. We are still working on getting rid of the left over snow!!!

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  6. There's a husky livin' down the street from us and although we still have snow right now (MOUSES!), when summer hits, we'll have the heat, for sure.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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    1. We still have snow too, but the weather man is promising warm days to come!

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  7. I have a Siberian Huskyhis name is bandit. We live in California. Its very hot out here he will put out a a water table for him to play. I make blocks of ice for him but its really hot he loves ice my best friend.That how I keep him cool.

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    1. Mine love ice too! They like to chomp on an ice cube for a quick cool treat :)

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  8. Great tips.
    Is it ever going to get warm enough here to worry about the heat? We had snow again this morning!

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  9. Loving those husky eyes, and great tips!

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  10. Great advice! We're having trouble thinking about being hot though.....BOL
    Lots of wags and woofs from Wag n Woof Pets

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    1. UGH! I know what you, I was thrilled this morning when I woke up to warm weather and the sun shining!

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  11. I love that quote. I always feel sorry for heavy coated dogs down here in the south during our summers. 105 degrees is too hot for any living creature! LOL!

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  12. Such important tips, thanks for sharing. Great graphic!

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  13. Great tips. A few years ago during a particularly hot July day, TW saw 2 huskies locked in a car in ShopRite’s parking lot. They were crying. She wanted to go into the Petland in the mall and yell at the owner but she’s too shy.

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  14. Great title for this blog post - I immediately clicked to learn the tips, because I've always wondered how dog owners kept their huskies cool. I would have thought shaving would be a perfect solution - now I know better.

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  15. I would add make sure they are not carrying extra pounds. I think it takes a toll on dogs in the summer. :)

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