This is our first year in an apartment and I am on a quest to create the perfect dog friendly deck for the pups and I. So far, we’ve banished the bugs and create some cool shady spots for the dogs to chill out (though Felix still insists on laying in the sun. Dude, you’re wearing black. Aren’t you HOT?)
We’ve been planting all of our favourite dog friendly patio plants (check them out on Pinterest), we’ve got a couple fun DIY projects to share with you and Koly has found the perfect outdoor dog bed. (Holy woof you guys, it’s even neon!) Just in case you missed anything up until now, you can find it all here:
When it’s hot out, it can be tough to keep your dog’s water bowl fresh and cool without refilling it 9 billion times per day.We’ve got you covered for a couple fun ways to keep the water cool and entice your dog to drink more.
One of my favourite tricks is to create an “ice bowl”. Since this is a much larger chunk of ice, it melts slower, keeping your dog’s water bowl cold longer.Our favourite ice bowls are made with something tasty, like onion free chicken stock or one of our flavoured water for dogs recipes. Felix isn’t the best drinker in the first place, but as the day gets hotter, he tends to drink less and less. We love making flavoured ice bowls because the water continues to get more flavourful as it melts, enticing your dog to keep coming back for more. (Kol’s Note: If your dog is a great drinker, you may want to skip this flavour addition. Drinking too much water can be just as dangerous as not drinking enough.)
How to make a flavoured ice bowl for dogs:
These flavoured ice bowls are a big hit at parties and make a fun “host” gift to bring the resident canine at dog friendly barbeques.Want to get even easier? You don’t have to make these bowl shaped. Fill the bowl half full of water. Add flavour, if desired. Freeze. In the morning, add fresh cold water to fill the rest of the bowl and serve.