It’s that time of the year when the weather starts rising in temperature and as a canine owner, we always want to make sure our pets are in a state where they are cool and safe. Check out this infographic on hot weather tips for your dog.

Hot Weather Tips For Your Dog:

Provide open access to: 

*Clean and fresh water
*Shade and cool surfaces (not carpet)

Take Extra Precautions: Higher humidity means that it takes lower temperatures to get excessive heat exposure. 

Older, obese or short-nosed dogs are less tolerant of heat: 

  1. Pugs
  2. Bulldogs
  3. Boston Terriers
  4. Pekingese
  5. Boxers
  6. Shi Tzus
  7. French Bulldogs

Signs of Heat Exposure: 

*Excessive Panting
*Difficulty Breathing
*Increased Heart Rate
*Drooling
*Bloody Diarrhea
*Mild weakness
*Stupor
*Collapse & Seizures
*Vomiting

What else can you do? 

Exercise in the early morning and late evenings

Wet the paws, as this is a way for dogs to cool off

What you should not do! 

  1. Never walk during the mid-day, especially in the open sun.
  2. Can trim longer haired dogs, but never shave their coats.
  3. Never ever leave your pets in a parked car. Not even for a minute.
  4. Avoid sidewalks and pavement, even during the evening because it can still be hot.
  5. Don’t rely on a fan, because they don’t cool off pets as effectively as they do people.

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