The summer heat can be dangerous for pets, so it's important to take steps to keep them cool.
Make sure your pet has plenty of shady spots to rest in. You can put up a canopy or umbrella in your yard, or create a shady spot under a tree.
Keep your pet's water bowl filled with fresh, cool water. You can also add ice cubes to their water to keep it extra cool.
If you are walking your pet, avoid walking them on hot pavement. The heat can burn their paws.
If you are going to be outside for an extended period of time, take breaks in the shade and offer your pet plenty of water.
Never leave your pet in the car, even with the windows rolled down. Even on a mild day, the temperature inside a car can quickly rise to dangerous levels.
Regularly grooming your pet will help to keep them cool. This includes brushing their fur and trimming their nails.