6 Cool Foods for Your Dog This Summer

Summer season is here and it is that time of the year when it is almost impossible to survive without air conditioning and cold foods. Potato paratha is replaced with fruit salad for breakfast while lemonade and buttermilk are naturally preferred over tea and coffee. Like us, our beloved pets are prone to a host of summer ailments and need changes in routine and diet. It is important to add hydrating foods to their diet so that their bodies can stay cool.

Also, morning walks should be preferred for your furry friend as the summer heat can increase their risk of heat illnesses. If your dog has an increased respiratory rate, dry or sticky gums, injured gums, is lethargic or disoriented, they may be suffering from heat stroke, and it is important for them to get medical help. (Also Read: 7 Tips To Protect Your Dog From Fleas & Ticks This Summer)

“Ice cream season is officially upon us, and with it comes the promise of summer delicacies that make all the summer woes worth it. Lemonade, buttermilk, lassi and iced teas form part of our summer diet and keep it cool and cool. Drinks are essential to beat the heat. As Our eating habits change with the seasons, adapt to the weather, so do our pets. It’s very easy to keep your pets cool and comfortable in the summer. A few pointers to keep in mind. Proper diet changes and a few small lifestyle changes with your pet May make summer a fun and memorable time!” says Purvi Anthony, co-founder of JUSTDOGS.

Poverty shares cool foods you can feed your dogs this summer:


Eating watermelon is very beneficial for your pets during the summer months. They are very safe for pets and because of their heavy water content, can be a great way to ensure that your pet gets the required amount of hydration. Watermelon is loaded with many vitamins and antioxidants that help improve the overall health of your pets. However, it is very important to ensure that you remove all the seeds from it before giving it to your pet as they can be harmful.


They don’t say ‘cool as a cucumber’ for nothing. Cucumber is rich in vitamins like B1, B7, C and K and minerals like copper, potassium, magnesium which are very beneficial for your pet’s gut health. Feeding them to your pet is a great way to detox your pet’s diet. The high water content in cucumbers makes them a great part of your pet’s summer diet because they help provide the hydration that some pets need due to their lack of interest in drinking enough water.

Coconut water

Many times, our pets refuse to drink water due to lack of interest in the taste or boredom. And who can blame them? We humans also love some variety in the form of a tasty cold, refreshing drink to keep us cool in the heat. In this regard, some coconut water is very helpful in introducing proper hydration to your pet’s diet. It is safe for your pets and provides them with essential nutrients like calcium, magnesium, potassium and beneficial electrolytes that help them stay cool in the summer heat.

Yogurt and buttermilk

Is a summer lunch really complete without a glass of cold buttermilk to soothe the soul? The good bacteria found in curds and roofs are equally good for pets and can provide a lot of relief during hot summers. The probiotic nature of this amazing food can provide many benefits for your pet’s gut health.

the mango

Mango is truly the king of all fruits when it comes to providing the most delicious taste besides many important vitamins like A, B6, C, E and essential antioxidants. This can be a really healthy and tasty treat for your dogs in hot weather. Please remember to remove the outer skin and seeds before giving this wonderful fruit to your pet.

Wet gravies

In addition to the above foods, it is a good idea to include gravy food in your pet’s regular meals to make it palatable and more hydrating for your pet. Gravy foods provide plenty of healthy fats that your pets need to fight the heat as well as add some extra water to their diet to keep them cool and happy.

With these foods, you can make summer a more enjoyable time for your pets and ensure they stay hydrated, healthy and happy.

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