How to keep your dog cooler at the beach
The gorgeous summer weather has finally arrived and we're ready to soak up the sunshine, breathe in the salty air and hit the beach!
As much as we love these balmy days, it can be a real struggle to keep your dog cool in the summertime, especially when at the beach. Dogs with black fur are at an even higher risk of overheating and pawrents often simply avoid the beach altogether to keep their pup safe.
Stay cool, there's a few simple things that you can do to keep your dog from overheating at the beach this summer.
Slip on a Sandy Snoots dog rashie
Our dog rashies have a range of benefits in addition to protecting your pup from sunburn. They're brightly coloured to increase visibility on the beach, they provide a physical barrier to reduce sandiness, and they also reflect heat! This makes them great for dogs with darker fur as it helps them stay cooler in the sun.
Pro-tip: Wet your rashie before putting it on your dog! It's a great way to cool your pup down throughout the day, especially if they don't like going swimming.
Sandy Snoots dog rashies come in a variety of designer prints for small to medium sized dogs and are a total summer vibe! Be sure to check out our new season Mandala Whale, Paisley and Neon Orchid rashies – they're available in an extended size range, perfect for dachshunds and other dogs with longer bodies.
Invest in a quality sun umbrella
Sun umbrellas are an essential part of any good beach set up, especially if you're planning on spending more than an hour there. They provide a stylish retreat from the sun's rays where you and your pup can cool down, rehydrate and enjoy the stunning beach views. But did you know that not all sun umbrellas are made equal?
Just like dog rashies, it's important to choose a sun umbrella that's made from UPF 50+ rated fabrics. We love Sunday Supply Co. beach umbrellas so much that we have two here at Snoot HQ! They're made from premium UPF 50+ fabric and are water and fade resistant. Best of all, Sunday Supply Co. beach umbrellas come with their own carry bag for easy transport.
Once you have your sun umbrella set up, you're going to need stylish beach towels to sit on! We have a range of gorgeous towel designs for you to choose from, all proudly made in Australia using premium microfibre towelling. Our full-sized dog towels are perfect for pups of all sizes and can be used by people too! Make a fashion statement with your little mate by choosing a complementary set or two of the same design.
Whip up some homemade summer treats
Your pup will love nothing more on a hot summer day than some homemade icy treats! Try our recipe for Yoghurt Pupsicles and pop them in your esky with an ice brick for your next beach adventure.
1/2 cup chopped strawberries
1/2 cup chopped banana
1 cup Chobani Daily Dollop Dog Yoghurt
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Pour the mixture into fun moulds and add a paddle pop stick for the handle. Freeze for at least 4-5 hours (or overnight) before serving.
Now that you have all your beach essentials sorted, get ready to enjoy the sun, surf and sand this summer! Remember to share your happy snaps by tagging us @sandysnoots on your socials so that we can share the love!