The “dog days of summer” are generally considered the hottest, longest and most uncomfortable days of the year. These sweltering days are usually experienced in the months of July and August. Yeah, we’re talking about some serious heat here people. We have come up with eight hilariously awesome ways to survive the dog days of summer. The best part is that we’ve illustrated them with (yep, you guessed it) dogs!

1. Try a new water sport. It’s okay if you’re not good at it. The point is that you tried!

8 Ways to Survive the Dog Days of Summer - Water Sports

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2. Avoid going out during the heat of the day by finding some indoor entertainment.

8 Ways to Survive the Dog Days of Summer - Indoor Entertainment

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3. When it comes to heat, it’s very important not to overexert yourself, so feel free to take a nap when you’re feeling exhausted.

8 Ways to Survive the Dog Days of Summer - Take a Nap

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4. Grab some fresh fruit to stay cool.

8 Ways to Survive the Dog Days of Summer - Eat a Yummy Snack

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5. Relax and get a massage. You deserve it!

8 Ways to Survive the Dog Days of Summer - Get a Massage

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6. If it’s going to be this hot outside, you might as well take full advantage of the sun.

8 Ways to Survive the Dog Days of Summer - Go tanning

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7. Whip out your summer wardrobe.

8 Ways to Survive the Dog Days of Summer - Summer Wardrobe

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8. Finally, survive the dog days of summer by checking out some of the coolest deals during our Christmas in July Sale now!

8 Ways to Survive the Dog Days of Summer - LC Deals

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Happy summer!