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Keeping your Dog Safe this Summer

Keeping your Dog Safe this Summer

We all know the summer months are just around the corner, and we bet you're as excited as we are to finally see some sun!
While we should look forward to the heat, as dog owners we have to be VERY careful with our pups this summer.

We know when we're too hot to take shelter, but that same logic isn't always applied by our dogs and they can find themselves overheated.

Here are some ways to keep your dog safe this summer.

Keeping your Dog Safe this Summer

 

Keep them Hydrated

Always make sure your dog has access to fresh water throughout the summer! If you're planning on a long walk, why not grab a portable dog water bottle to keep them content! A hydrated pup is a happy pup!

Portable dog bottle

Get a Pool

Dogs LOVE to play in the water, so why not grab them a paddling pool for the summer months?! You will love seeing them being silly splashing about in the water, and they'll love you for helping them cool off as the heat hits them!
Dog in paddling pool

Don't Leave them in a Car

You might have seen a dog being left in the car while their owner pops to the shops - but please DON'T do this, especially in the hot weather. Even with a window left open cars heat up very quickly! Did you know in the United States many states have laws in place to prevent people leaving dogs in cars on hot days?

Dog in shop

 Plan your Walks

As we know, during the summer the hottest time of the day is around midday, so be sure to plan your walks accordingly. Try to take your dog out for walks in the early morning and evening, when the weather is cooler, so they don't overheat in the midday sun!

 dog walk in sun

 Grooming

During the warm weather, always be on the lookout for the state of your dogs coat, as if there are knots they can trap heat which can lead to your dog overheating! Regular grooming will help combat this!

dog grooming at home

Signs of Heat Stoke in your Dog

The following are some of the symptoms of heat strokes in dogs:
  • Heavy panting
  • Rapid pulse
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Glazed eyes
  • Excessive salivation
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