How to Walk Your Dog Safely in Summer

The hottest part

The hottest part of the day is usually between 10d 4pm.

A pair of booties

If you live in an area with hot pavement, consider getting your dog a pair of booties. This will help protect their paws from the heat.

Plenty of water 

Make sure your dog has plenty of water to drink before, during, and after your walk.

Shady areas

If you're walking your dog in the sun, try to find shady areas to walk in.

Frequent breaks

Even if you're walking in the shade, it's still important to take frequent breaks with your dog. 

Signs of heatstroke

Be on the lookout for signs of heatstroke in your dog, such as excessive panting, difficulty breathing, bright red gums, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Flat-faced breeds

Flat-faced breeds, such as pugs and bulldogs, are more susceptible to heatstroke

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