How to Prevent Heat Stress on Pets This Summer

Heat safety is high on the list of worries for individuals and businesses around the world each summer. Hot weather is hard on humans, sure, but it’s also hard on their pets. The question of how to prevent heat stress on pets without penning them up inside is one many Portacool customers struggled with – before they found the perfect solution. An evaporative cooler placed in well-ventilated areas such as the yard or a garage with an open door can help furry friends stay safe and cool in the heat while still enjoying time outdoors.

“Heat can have detrimental effects on dogs in the summer,” said veterinarian, Dr. Jennifer Lavigne. “Because dogs don’t sweat, their bodies rely on panting as a means of controlling their body temperature. In the face of extreme heat, their bodies can become overheated quickly.”

And not all dogs and pets have an equal risk for heat exhaustion or heat stroke as a result of summer weather. Certain breeds, obese dogs, or dogs with certain medical conditions are more predisposed to suffering from heat stress and even heat stroke.

With that in mind, here are some tips to make sure your pets are comfortable and healthy this summer, no matter how hot it gets outside:

For spot cooling outdoors to help keep fluffy nice and cool, you cannot do better than a Portacool portable evaporative coolerPortable evaporative cooling systems are an energy-efficient and cost-effective antidote to the heat. Just plug in your product near some shade and feel secure in knowing you can leave your pet outside while you run errands or work inside the house uninterrupted.

While it is true evaporative coolers work best in dry climates, pets and owners alike can be confident of the cooling power provided by Portacool portable evaporative coolers in even the most humid climate as well!

As our home-town vet Mark Jousan, of Center, Texas, will tell you evaporative coolers, like the ones by Portacool, are crucial to his outside shelter operations. Not only do they keep the animals cool and happy, but they also ensure the staff is cool and safe from heat stress as well!

We’re sure we can find the right product match so that you and your pet can both have a safe and cool-season filled with outdoor fun together! Check out all of our evaporative cooling options.