All dogs, regardless of breed, are vulnerable to the effects of excessive heat. That’s because they can’t cool themselves as efficiently as people can. Even dogs with thin coats can suffer from the effects of the sun and heat, including heatstroke and even sunburns.
It’s important to take steps to ensure your dog is comfortable and safe during hot weather.
Leave your dog at home when running errands.
In a matter of minutes, the heat inside a car can reach dangerous levels and can cause heat stroke, organ damage or even death.
Give them lots and lots of water!
Always provide your dog with unlimited, clean water to drink. Dehydration can occur quickly in hot weather.
Try exercising your dog during cooler times of the day such as morning and evening and limiting the length of your walk.