5 Worst Things For Summer Dogs

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\\\ Summer Heat And Your Dog

WHAT NOT TO DO WITH YOUR DOG IN HOT WEATHER

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The 5 Worst Things To Do With Your Dog In Hot Weather

1

DON’T WALK YOUR DOG WHEN ITS THE HOTTEST PART OF THE DAY

2

DON’T FEED YOUR DOG A FULL MEAL WHEN IT’S THE HOTTEST PART OF THE DAY

3

DON’T LEAVE YOUR DOG OUTSIDE IN THE SUN

4

DON’T LEAVE YOUR DOG IN A CAR

5

DON’T LEAVE YOUR DOG LOCKED IN A CONSERVATORY

Pugs, bulldogs, and greyhound breeds are more susceptible to suffering in high temperatures and any dog with a thick coat.

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Your dog needs access to plenty of cold fresh water

5 Best Tips To Keep Your Dog Cool

1

Don’t walk your dog at the hottest part of the day. All pets must be looked after at all times, it’s your legal duty as a pet owner, but especially when it is so hot and the heat is particularly unbearable from lunchtime onwards.

Dog walks should be planned earlier in the day and later when the temperature is cooler and paths are not so hot that can burn their paws. Choose shorter walks if your dog is showing signs of heat exhaustion leading to fatigue and discomfort.

2

Don’t feed your dog at lunchtime. Dogs may not eat when it’s hot, preferring lots of fresh water so leave plenty of fresh water bowls around the home. Meals are better taken earlier morning and later evening than during midday. If your dog is hungry provide some dry kibble or homemade treats such as frozen carrots in ice cubes.

Don’t give your dog ice cream – ice cubes can help to keep them cool

3

Don’t leave your dog in the sunshine. Make them a cool bed in a shady spot in the garden if they want to sit outdoors with plenty of fresh water by their bed and have free access to go indoors when they want to, especially early morning and later evening as temperatures cool. Lunch-time, when the sun is hottest, you may find them snoozing in their preferred coolest place indoors.

4

Never leave your dog in the car, especially during hot weather. Temperatures in cars rise very quickly and within seconds they can become agitated, and overwhelmed suffering from heat exhaustion, sadly this leads to death very quickly.

5

Never leave your dog locked in a conservatory during hot weather. The temperatures rocket sky high during the day and can sadly lead to fatal consequences.

Dog cooling coats are a warm-weather option. Jackets that can be refrigerated and worn by your dog to keep them cool is known to reduce their temperature. Dog cooling mats are tried and tested to help dogs stay cooler.

A treat is better than a large midday meal on hot days

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