Keeping your dog cool in hot weather is so important to reduce the risk of your dog suffering from heatstroke. To help you stay on top of things, we've put together our top summer dog care tips, so you can enjoy the summer months with your best friend safely.
1. KEEPING YOUR DOG COOL!
Set up a shaded area in the garden and make sure that they have access to water at all times. You could even get a paddling pool for them to splash around in and have some fun! If you don't have a garden, make sure that if you do have to go outside, then you are in a shaded area at all times. Some types of dog are more prone to heatstroke, like very old or young dogs, dogs with thick, heavy coats or dogs with very short flat faces like pugs and bulldog types. Dogs with certain diseases or on some types of medication are also more at risk.
Symptoms to look out for include:
- A staring or anxious expression
- Failure to respond to commands
- Warm, dry skin
- Extremely high temperature
- Rapid heartbeat
2. NEVER LEAVE YOUR DOG IN YOUR VEHICLE