Summer Safety Tips for your Pets
Walk dogs at cooler times of the day; early morning or in the evening.
Tarmac can burn paws, so watch out!
If you're unable to hold the back of your hand on the pavement for 10 seconds your dogs shouldn't be walking on it!
Cooling coats and bandanas are a great way to keep your dog cool whilst on walks. A cooling mat for the car and the home are also great ways to keep them cooler. These are available online and in most pet stores.
Take plenty of water, stick to the shade, and consider doing more mental enrichment than physical exercise - try hiding treats in logs for them to find/ playing hide and seek etc.
Did you know that your pet may need sunscreen?
Especially if they have short or white fur!
Pay close attention to the tips of ears and noses.
It goes without saying but NEVER leave a dog in a hot car!
If it's 22 degrees outside, a car can reach 47 degrees in just an hour!
Provide plenty of water and a cool, shady spot to lay in.
Damp towels for your dog to lay on are great!
TOP TIP - add some ice cubes to your dogs water to keep it cool.
Make sure you keep up to date with your pets grooming. Even those that aren't cut need regular brushing to aid circulation and help regulate their body temperature.