This weekend the heat is coming…These dog days of summer can be dangerous for your dog. Warm weather brings a lot of problems for dogs because furry coats hold the heat. Left outside in the sun, dogs can suffer heat exhaustion or heatstroke.
Pavements get very hot and can burn your pet’s paws. If the sidewalk is too hot for you to walk barefoot, it is too hot for your dog to walk on. Remember that while paw pads are “tough” they are also sensitive, and can be burned while walking on hot pavement and tar. If possible, walk on grass or dirt, and check your pet’s paw pads to make sure there isn’t any redness or pain.
Don’t forget your water and make frequent water stops for the dog. Don’t take long walks or over-exert in the summer.