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.
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!
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)
|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!