Dangers of Summer Heat

Dangers of Summer Heat
  • 12 August 2020
  • jeremyjohnson

Summer is here, and with it comes the high temperatures that can be dangerous for your dog. While we love treating our pup to a day at the park, a hike, or other outdoor activities, it is essential to keep them safe and watch for signs of heat exhaustion. 

First, dogs do not sweat as we do, so panting is their primary way of expelling heat. Dogs with shorter snouts such as bulldogs have more difficulty in warmer weather, so keep an extra eye on them.

Here are some quick tips to help keep your pet cool during the summer. 

Throw some shade– If you are outside, try to find a shady area that will give Fido a break from the sun. 

Stick to the grass- Sometimes, the pavement is too hot for your dog’s paws; if so, try to stick to the grass or consider booties. 

Keep it cool- It doesn’t matter if you’re in your house or car try to make sure the air is flowing and your dog has a way to keep cool. Also, have a nice wet towel or blanket after walks can help too. 

If your dog experiences any cracking on their paws you can repair the damage with our healing salve.  As always, make sure your dog is well hydrated, and if you think they are experiencing heat exhaustion, make sure to take them to your vet as soon as possible. 

Stay cool out there!