How To Keep Cool In The Summer

It’s that time of year again when barbecues, pool time and fun outdoors are the main theme. However, with temperatures rising to over 100 degrees, how can you enjoy the weather, without the sunburn or dehydration?

Below are few tips for you and all members of the family, including Fido.

Tips for Keeping Family and Pets Cool During Summer:

  • During short or long trips, carry fresh, cool water that’s stored in an insulated container.
  • There are also a few cool gears made especially for dogs, such as cooling vests and fans. If you walk around the local farmers’ market, it’s a delightful scene to watch kids cooling off with misting sprays. Hint: take one along with you.
  • Carry out errands early in the morning or late in the evening, when the scorching heat is less.  Think about how it would feel for you to walk barefoot on the scorching asphalt mid-day…that is what your dog is experiencing.
  • Never leave children or dogs in the car for any period of time.
  • Make frozen fruit treats at home, as a delicious alternative to artificially made Popsicles.
  • Use a kiddie-pool for pets and kids to cool down in once you return home.
  • Buy seasonal fruits and veggies that can be made into refreshing summer treats. Popular options include locally grown watermelons, cucumbers or peaches, which can be frozen for coolness, or grilled as a side dish.
  • Don’t forget to wear a hat, eye wear and sunscreen when making any outdoor trip.

It’s not unusual for shoppers of the Texas Farmers’ Market to take all members of the household with them, including the family dog. And who could blame them? Fresh air and exercise are necessary for good health.

At the Texas Farmers’ Markets, we want all of our patrons to be safe and happy. The heat is on, outdoors and in the community – the warmth can be felt as locals support farmers, and vice verse. Farmers support healthy families with local and fresh foods and refreshments, all summer long.


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