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    Default Your Tips for Keeping Your Pooches Cool in Summer

    G'day guys! It's a marvelously warm day today in Melbourne which gives us a taste of the hot weather to come. I just took George to a big swim at the dog beach in Brighton and now he's sleeping on the cool hardwood floor.

    What are your tips for keeping your dogs cool over the hotter months?

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    There's a lovely girl on ebay who seels cool mats and collars - I found they helped in our extreme heat last summer. A shell pool filled with water is also a great idea!

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    Close all the blinds, turn on the fans, fill up the water with ice cubes, bring the pups inside and we're done!
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    Hi Newfienut

    I think you'd need a backyard pool for your hound.

    When I'm out, dog stays in the a/c bit of the house. Too bad if there is an accident, I don't want to come home to a cooked dog - that would be worse.

    I'm trying to build a kennel with insulation and I want to put it under a tree or something that will shade, and I'm designing cooling systems in my head - like hanging wet carpet over it with the ends of the carpet in water to wick up evapourative cooling system. Well maybe not wet carpet...

    Frozen food. Frozen dinner - I think the next batch I make will be put into single serves so she can munch on it frozen. Given what she does to marrow bones, I'd much rather her munch on something hard that can't be chomped into lethal splinters.

    Frozen food in toys. Stick kibble and chicken stock into a toy, put the whole lot into an old margarine container and top up with stock...

    Beach. Though I really ought to go in the evenings not the mornings, cos the mornings are cool and the evenings are hot. Sigh. I'll figure it out eventually, might wait until it's light between 8pm and 9pm as our dogs aren't allowed off leash between 10am and 8pm. Then again, I guess I could go at 6:30pm or so, and wear a wetsuit and make her swim, on lead.

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    If Newfie needs a backyard pool, then so do I, and so do you.
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    And what am I, chopped liver?

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    Oh! And Occy
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    I have a shell pool for Taya - she loves it. Will even use it when it's not even that hot.

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    We had one til is smashed in a windstorm and Cappy and Sandy loved just stepping in and stepping out

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    The weather is definitely hotting up where I am. We're expecting mid-late 30's for the next week and it's not even Summer yet
    We took our pup to the beach for the first time this morning, he loved the water.
    We have ducted air conditioning which will help to keep him cool indoors and we're going to get a pool for him tomorrow.

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