We’re always happy for the sunshine but don’t forget that your pet has a fur coat and a higher body temperature, so when the temperature starts to rise, pay extra attention to your four legged family members.
- NEVER leave your pets in the car-the interior of a car heats up quickly and can cause heatstroke which leads to kidney failure, brain damage and even death.
- Limit exercise-Be mindful of the temperature and limit your exercise during the heat of the day. If you want to get that walk in, consider an early morning or late evening walk to avoid the heat.
- Hydrate-Make sure your dog has plenty of fresh water and encourage them to drink
- Some dogs need sunscreen-Certain breeds, such as Chinese Crested require sunscreen as they have little to no hair and are prone to burns. Find a dog safe sunscreen and be mindful of how much time your pet spends in the sun.
- Pavement burns paws-The pads of your dogs paws are sensitive, the sun heats up concrete, asphalt and other surfaces so be careful where your dog is walking so their paws don’t get burned.