Dogs of course, don't have the option of stripping off in the heat. They can't slip out of their fur coats, make themselves a cold drink, or take a freezing shower so its down to me to keep the girls cool and comfortable in this rather Mediterranean weather.
Making sure that they always have access to cool, fresh water is key obviously. I have been changing the water in their numerous bowls dotted about the house and garden every few hours, for maximum coolness and freshness. They also thoroughly enjoyed their chicken and lamb mince earlier which I fed partially frozen as a sort of dog ice lolly. But the pièce de résistance was when the paddling pool came out. The girls sat eye balling me suspiciously as I puffed and panted, trying to blow it up! But later, as the pool gradually filled with chilled water their suspicion turned to delight as they jumped in and out, bobbing for their tennis balls.
They are currently out for the count in the shade of the patio table, no doubt dreaming of a time when snowballs hung from their legs and the weather was more Siberian.