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11 Things That Will Make Your Pets A Lot Happier This Summer

"Help out a f(u)riend in need."

1. Try and limit their amount of exercise and activity.

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Take your dogs for shorter walks, and and carry some water with you in case your dog gets dehydrated.

2. On very hot days, try to take them out either in the early morning or later evening hours, when it isn't too hot.

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3. Sprinkle a little cold water on your pet's feet after a walk.

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You can also purchase this handy paw washer here.

4. For pets with thick fur coats, make sure their fur is combed as matted hair prevents circulation and doesn't allow them to regulate their body temperature.

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5. If you own birds, make sure their cage isn't near a sunny area.

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6. Feed your pets some ice cubes.

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7. You can also use wet towels to cool them down.

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8. You can actually make a cooling pack for your dog.

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All you need is an old pair of cargo pants, a plastic bag, and some thread. You can read about it here.

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9. Don't fill the water bowl completely.

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When animals are dehydrated they drink the water too fast, which could do more harm than good. Instead fill the bowl halfway, and then wait a minute or two before filling the next bowl.

10. Aquariums get too hot during the summer, so keep checking to make sure the temperature is cool enough.

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11. You can whip up these tasty pupsicles and catsicles for your pets.

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