They don’t call it the dog days of summer for nothing. (And we haven’t even reached August yet!) New York is currently in the throes of its 4th, yes, 4th heatwave and it’s only mid July!
When temps are this hot, it’s absolutely vital that our pets stay cool and never are left in hot cars. Dogs can quickly become overheated and their lives can be threatened quicker than most imagine. (Click here to see signs that your dog may be overheated.)
It’s also imperative that we find ways to keep our pets cool. That might include an outdoor of play with the hose or sprinkler, which most dogs either immediately love or immediately hate!
Check out these dogs who are living it up and beating the heat in the most fun way ever: nggallery id=’127893′
Dual Purpose Hose 1 of 10What other toy can you drink from once you're done playing?
Image: Flickr/ Matt McGee
Beauty 2 of 10Picture perfect summer day
Image: Flickr/ giessingerk
Crazy Face 3 of 10Sprinkler, it's you or me and I will take you down!
Image: Flickr/ Photos by Palmer
Yes! 4 of 10I'll stand up for a cool sprinkle!
Image: Flickr/ AlyssssylA
One way or another… 5 of 10I'm gonna find ya, I'm gonna get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya
Image: Flickr/ h3x4
Instant Drink 6 of 10This beats my water bowl any day.
Image: Flickr/ Ashley_J
Conflicted 7 of 10I love you, wait, I hate you. No, I love you, sorry, I hate you.
Image: Flickr/ goatmanbaldy
Big Gulp 8 of 10The Slurpee got nothing on this.
Image: Flickr/ HyperApril
Drink? 9 of 10Yes, but I'm still debating a full squirt.
Image: Flickr/ jezandia
All in a day’s work 10 of 10Now, that was fun, and I cooled off. Just wait for the final shake-off.
Image: Flickr/ Stuart L Ruffell
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