Updated: Sep 23, 2021
Our British Weather can throw many things our way but the worst for our dogs is the heat.
We can provide coats in the winter but can't strip them off for the summer.
We can get in our shorts, strip off and minimise our bodies from overheating...our Dogs need our help.
Top tips to assist your furry friend through these times:
1: Walk your dog early in the morning and late at night - Not in the heat of the day.
If the weather is too extreme, don't walk at all. No dog has died from no walk but has from a hot one.
The heat of the pavements can cause terrible burns to their pads and they will not be able to regulate their body temperatures well, leading to heatstroke and even death.
2: Always have a large amount of fresh, cool water available so they can keep hydrated. A bigger Dog Bowl may be required for the summer months.
3: Avoid car journeys. Never leave your dog in a car/caravan/motorhome/conservatory or outbuilding for any length of time.
4: Provide shade inside and out of your property.
5: Provide Cool Pad for your dog to lie on. The pad activates on contact to reduce your dogs temperature. Great for home, car journeys, trips away. No need for refrigeration, it works as is.
6: Have fun in a paddling pool together.
Hose pipes, sprinklers.
You, Kids and Dogs...good old family fun. Plenty of splash and giggles.
7: Use Sun Cream on ears, noses and thin fur areas to prevent sunburn.
8: ACT IMMEDIATELY should you see signs of HEAT STROKE - CONTACT YOUR VET
State of collapse.
Summer should be fantastic for us all - Be careful x