2. Wet a dog before starting intensive physical activity or before going out into a hot
day - especially wet the stomach and groin areas and the dog's paws if water is in short supply.
3. Do not cover the dog with a wet towel or other so called "cooling blankets" as this inhibits evaporation
and can create Sauna like conditions around the dog's body.
4. Use battery powered crate fans to move air around crated dogs and always keep crates out of direct sunlight.
Remember that shade travels during the day.
5. If the dog has not had a drink for a long time or shows signs of dehydration, start re-hydration slowly
- allowing only a few laps of water every few minutes. Over drinking too quickly can lead to vomiting and often causes
even more fluid loss.
6. Do not allow the dog to drink excessive amounts of water after strenuous exercise as this can also lead to
vomiting. Wait a few minutes after heavy exertion and allow frequent but small drinks every few minutes.
7. If a dog shows some signs of dehydration, it may even be reluctant to drink. Try meat/chicken broth
mixed with water to encourage drinking.
8. If a dog has problem holding the water down, let it lick a popsicle or ice.
9. If a dog refuses to drink for any extended period of time and exhibits dehydration or heat stroke symptoms,
seek veterinary assistance which may include among other things injection of fluids subcutaneously or intravenously.