Tips to Beat the Texas Heat

It’s hot in Texas y’all! Here are some ways to beat the heat this summer!


  • Drink water before you leave the house
  • Bring a water bottle with you wherever you go and fill up when needed
  • Avoid drinks with lots of sugar including alcohol
  • Drink water when you may not feel thirsty, especially in direct heat

Stay Inside!

  • Keeping cool in the AC is recommended during heat waves
  • Taking a cold shower can help cool you down
  • Closing blinds can reduce indoor temperatures
  • Place cool washrags on your wrists/neck to cool down

Care for Animals!

  • If it’s 77°F outside, asphalt can be 125°F – that can burn dogs’ paws! Use balms, paw pads or shoes if taking your dog on hot pavements
  • Never leave your dog in a hot car, they will overhear and can potentially die.
  • Watch for signs of overheating like uncontrolled panting, excess saliva, and slowly walking or dragging behind you.
  • If overheated, get in a cool place or seek shade, give your dog water, and apply ice to the front legs near the chest


  • Put sunscreen on every part of the body that will be exposed to the sun
  • Wear loose layers that cover as much of your body as possible
  • Wear hats to protect your scalp from getting sunburnt