Keeping your Mally cool in the
Tips to help keep your Alaskan Malamute cool in the
hot Aussie summer.|
- Water, Water, Water - The single-most important
ingredient in the summer. Be careful also to ensure the
bucket of water is not easily knocked over. If you are not
at home and your dog has decided to play in the water and
accidently tipped it over, you may find a severely
dehydrated dog when you return.
- Keep them quiet - Running around causes the dog to heat
from the inside, and with the thick undercoat it is hard for
the heat to expel.
- Provide Shade - If your dog can lie in the shade without
too much activity it should stay cool. The undercoat also
acts as a insulator against the heat.
"A cool Mally stays cool if they don't produce
too much heat from the inside"
- Exercise at night - It is still important for your dog
to be exercised, otherwise it will become bored and
destructive. Make sure you exercise in the cool of the
- Insulated Kennels - Insulation in the dog's kennel gives
them a cool place to sleep.
- Inside the house - In Australia temperatures often reach
40șC and above. If you are fortunate to have air
conditioning in your house, consider crating your dogs
inside the house in the hotter parts of the day.