Keep your dog nice and cool this summer!!
There are many precautions that can be taken to keep your dog safe and well on a hot day:
Don't excessively exercise your dog.
Avoid walking your dog at the hottest times of the day - often mornings or later in the evenings can be cooler.
Always take plenty of water with you when out with your dog.
Make sure the dog has shade to cool off in, either inside or when out.
Don't leave your dog in a car - as temperatures rise, dogs overheat quickly and leaving them for as little as 20 minutes could prove fatal.
Dogs can get sun burned - especially white dogs or those with little hair so try and keep them out of the direct sun.
Think twice about any car trips with your dog - avoid congested roads or busy times of the day when they could overheat in the car if you are caught up in traffic.
Take your dog to the groomers and keep their fur clipped.
If driving with your dog plan your journey considering cooler times of the day and place to take breaks.