With a little safety thrown in for good measure.
- Do not ever leave your dog in a car
- Make sure your dog always has fresh water available
- Your dog should have access to shade when outdoors
- Walks should be taken during cooler times of the day
- Avoid hot surfaces, like asphalt, when out for walks to protect your dog's paws from burns
- If it's hot outside for you, your pet will feel even hotter so make sure he or she has a way to cool off
- Avoid external parasites, such as fleas or ticks, and heartworms with your dog by having your grown-up talk to your veterinarian about the right product for your pet.
- A summer clip or shave for your dog with a long hair coat or applying sunscreen to your thin coated dog's skin can be considered. Talk to your veterinarian first to make sure it's appropriate for your pet!*