tips to keep pets cool during summer r & r heating and cooling temecula

While most of us look forward to the summer when school is out, the days are long, and the ocean beckons, the heat can become unbearable, especially in the dry Southern California climate. On extremely hot days, an indoor space with air conditioning is the best place to be to cope. But what do your pets do to cope with the extreme heat?

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Ensure Your Pets Have Cool, Fresh Water

You may notice that in the summer you are filling your dog or cat’s water bowl more frequently. This is because your pets drink more in the summer to avoid dehydration and to help them stay cool. Letting the water run out can be a constant challenge to pet owners who are not used to having to refill their dog bowl frequently. R & R Heating and Cooling in Southern California recommends that you stay vigilant and ensure your pet’s water bowl is always filled.

Avoid The Midday Sun

The sun and the temperatures are highest during the middle part of the day, making it best to avoid the midday heat. You should not exercise your dog when the sun is blaring down. It will only cause your dog to get hotter and put them at risk of a heat stroke. Save your dog walks for the early morning or late evening hours.

Bring Your Dog or Cat Indoors

Heatstroke is a serious risk for dogs and cats. The threshold for a dog’s body temperature is 104 degrees. If your dog gets hotter than that, they can be in trouble. In order to prevent heat stroke, it’s best to keep your pets indoors in the air conditioning during the hottest summer days, even if they are outdoor dogs. Laying in the shade can help, but a cool environment is the best option.

Never Leave Your Dog in the Car

Many people love to bring their dog with them on simple errands around town, such as to the grocery store or the post office, and Fido loves to go. What can be better for a dog than having an open window with lots of smells?

R & R Heating and Cooling in Southern California recommends that you resist this urge in the hot summer months, even for quick errands because at the grocery store, you may run into someone you know, and end up talking for 20 minutes, and at the post office, the line could be a lot longer than you had anticipated. Soon, Fido is no longer in the car for 10 minutes, but it’s 30 minutes or more. As much as you both love car rides, it’s best to keep Fido safe at home during the hot summer months.


If you don’t have central air conditioning, you need to call R & R Heating and Cooling in Southern California for AC installation service. We offer no interest and no payments for 18 months on a new air conditioning system, as well as same-day AC installations. In addition, we offer air conditioning repair services to get your AC back up and running. Our HVAC specialists have years of experience in helping you get the cool air that is so necessary for both you and your pets when the hot days of summer hit. Whether you are in Irvine, Temecula, Palm Springs, or the surrounding area, we can help.

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If you are having AC problems or need an AC tune-up for optimal efficiency, give our HVAC specialists a call today. We can help.