Too Much can be deadly for Hot Dogs & Kool Cats

Take care of those Hot Dogs & Kool cats this summer. Be mindful when exercising your pet. As well as adjusting the intensity and duration of exercise to the temperature, on scorching days, limit activity to early morning or evening hours, and being especially careful with pets with white-colored ears, who are more susceptible to skin cancer, and short-nosed pets, who typically have difficulty breathing. Asphalt gets especially hot and can burn your pet’s paws. Therefore, walk your dog on the grass if possible. Always carry water with you to keep your dog from dehydrating.

Fans may not be enough.

Pets respond differently to heat than humans do. (Dogs, for instance, sweat primarily through their feet.) For one thing, fans don’t cool off pets as effectively as they do people. If leaving pets indoors, keep your cooling system around 76 -78 degrees. Not only should you make sure they have constant access to fresh water and place a fan in their favorite resting area. Cooling mats are also a good idea (Amazon has plenty to choose from).

Shade & Water for outside.

Any time your pet is outside, make sure they have protection from heat and sun and plenty of fresh, cold water. In heat waves, add ice to water when possible. Tree shade and tarps are ideal especially since they don’t obstruct airflow. A doghouse does not provide relief from heat it makes it worse.

Watch for signs of HeatStroke

Extreme temperatures can cause heatstroke. Some signs of heatstroke are heavy panting, glazed eyes, a rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, excessive thirst, lethargy, fever, dizziness, lack of coordination, profuse salivation, vomiting, a deep red or purple tongue, seizure, and unconsciousness.

Animals are at particular risk for heat stroke if they are very old, very young, overweight, not conditioned to prolonged exercise, or have heart or respiratory disease. For example, some breeds of dogs—such as boxers, pugs, shih tzus, and other dogs and cats with short muzzles—will have a much harder time breathing in extreme heat. The Humane Society has more info on this topic.

Call us if your system is not maintaining your desired temperature.

If your car is running hot, you take it to a mechanic. Likewise, if your home is not maintaining a comfortable temperature, we come to you. Maintaining 76- 78 degrees within the home will ensure your comfort, and your pet’s comfort too.  It will also cut those dreaded bills down. Call AC Dave Heating & Air today to schedule your Summer Maintenance. Call: 661 270 1961 and our professional office team is standing by to help you.



10 Foods To Reduce Body Heat

10 foods to reduce body heat.

AC Dave Heating & Air finds 10 foods to reduce body heat. These cool tips were found in Pharmeasy, a site that covers interesting topics.

1: Coconut Water.

The best drink during summer. Coconut water naturally has cooling properties that can help you fight against this year’s scorching summer. It can hydrate your body and thus balances the temperature-generating electrolytes naturally. Coconut water due to its malai content is always sweet. You can drink the water and apply the left-out malai on your face, to give a cooling effect to your face.

2: Buttermilk.

This healthy drink contains essential probiotics, vitamins, and minerals to keep our bodies cool even in extreme heat. Drinking buttermilk daily or maybe twice a day can help to cool down your body. Try drinking a glass of cold buttermilk to restore your energy and naturally cool your body.

3: Aloe Vera.

The natural cooling agent. It has a commendable effect when it comes to reducing body heat internally and externally. The gel can be applied to the skin and you will experience the cooling effect in no time. Or you can mix the aloe vera gel extract with cucumber or mint and blend it to form a smooth mixture. Drink it and feel the coolness running inside your body.

4: Mint.

Mint is usually added to food or drinks to neutralize the heat effect on the body. It also provides an excellent cooling effect too. Adding mint to buttermilk, or lemon water can benefit you more. Making a mint tea, mixed with local honey can also reduce seasonal allergies.

5: Watermelon.

Watermelon is another fruit that is plentiful here in the USA. As well as the water contained in drinking watermelon, which is as high as 92%, it will also prevent dehydration and if consumed regularly, it too can help control your body heat. There are a number of fruits that blend nicely with this abundant fruit. or why not also freeze Watermelon into popsicles, which is a delicious treat for both the young and old.

6: Cucumbers.

As well as watermelons, cucumbers also have a high amount of water content. Not only that but are loaded with fiber, which can help relieve constipation, one of the common problems faced during summer or when your body heat increases. Cucumber is not only commonly used in salads but also intense facial treatments to soothe the eyes. Since it contains 95% water, it helps reduce excess calories in the body too. A perfect summer partner!

7: Chilli.

Yes, you read it right! We will be talking about our spicy little chilies in this section. But the truth is that peppers can help you lower your body temperature. According to research, capsaicin is the active ingredient found in chili peppers. When consumed, it sends a message to the brain indicating that your body is overheating and sweating more than usual, thereby producing a cooling effect. Interesting isn’t it?

8: Lemon Water.

Research has shown that lemon being rich in Vitamin C can help lower body temperature. Furthermore, it can moisturize and oxygenates the body, to help improve energy and feel fresh during summers. It is also one of the important parts of our homemade electrolyte. To make lemon juice, squeeze the juice of half a lemon, add a pinch of salt and  ½ tsp of sugar (depending on your taste), and mixed it with cold water. This way, you add all the ingredients that can work as a natural electrolyte for your body.

9: Onions.

It is surprising to know that even onions have a cooling effect. Well, it’s considered to be rich in quercetin, which acts as an anti-allergen. It is also beneficial to protect you from sunstroke. You can have them in the raw form by adding lemon and a touch of salt or add them to salads, raitas or sandwiches, etc.

10: Celery.

Celery contains 90% water and contains important nutrients, which can keep you cool in summer. Celery is also high in sodium, potassium, iron, magnesium, calcium, and zinc.

AC Dave Heating & Air always looking out for you.

AC Dave Heating & Air brings you tips for keeping cool throughout these hot Summer months. Alternatively, if you feel your AC or Swamp cooler needs a seasonal check-up, we can do that too. Please call our office to schedule a maintenance or diagnostic – But remember, July, August & September are our busy months, so plan ahead. TEL 661 270 1961.