Surviving the Heat in KC

Summer has arrived in Kansas City and so have the hot temperatures and high humidity.  It seems like just walking out the front door causes me to break a sweat.

The "fur baby" at my house gets plenty of attention all the time which includes playing ball outside. Now that the hot temperatures have arrived, I've started to remind my family that it is important to watch for signs of being too hot - not just for our dog - but for everyone.
When our dog is too hot, the first thing he starts to do is drool.  At that point, it becomes necessary to find shade or go inside and get water.  When my kids get too hot, they just come inside. 
I often think, if we had a pool in our backyard we could all jump in and cool off and then I wonder if our dog can swim.  He's not very big and we've never given him the opportunity to try.  It's important to know that not all dogs are natural born swimmers.  We might need to get him a life jacket.  Yes, they do make life jackets for dogs!
If you are moving during these hot Summer months, make sure you have plenty of water to drink.  You might also consider asking someone to watch your dog on moving day.  Moving days are always busy and can be stressful.  It might be helpful to have one less concern on the big day.
If you are thinking about moving, a great alternative to cardboard boxes are plastic bins.  You can rent bins and dollies for your big move day at bins4moves.com.  The bins can hold up to 50 poundsSummer has arrived in Kansas City and so have the hot temperatures and high humidity.  It seems like just walking out the front door causes me to break a sweat.
The "fur baby" at my house gets plenty of attention all the time which includes playing ball outside. Now that the hot temperatures have arrived, I've started to remind my family that it is important to watch for signs of being too hot - not just for our dog - but for everyone.
When our dog is too hot, the first thing he starts to do is drool.  At that point, it becomes necessary to find shade or go inside and get water.  When my kids get too hot, they just come inside. 
I often think, if we had a pool in our backyard we could all jump in and cool off and then I wonder if our dog can swim.  He's not very big and we've never given him the opportunity to try.  It's important to know that not all dogs are natural born swimmers.  We might need to get him a life jacket.  Yes, they do make life jackets for dogs!
If you are moving during these hot Summer months, make sure you have plenty of water to drink.  You might also consider asking someone to watch your dog on moving day.  Moving days are always busy and can be stressful.  It might be helpful to have one less concern on the big day.
If you are thinking about moving, a great alternative to cardboard boxes are plastic bins.  You can rent bins and dollies for your big move day at bins4moves.com.  The bins can hold up to 50 pounds and are delivered to your door prior to your move date.  When your move is complete and you are unpacked, the bins are picked up from your new location.  It saves so much time and will make moving so much simpler.  Your family will appreciate it and so will your dog!   

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