How to keep your dog safe during the UK heatwave

How to keep your dog safe during the UK heatwave

Temperatures are expected to soar as we enter into the full swing of summer with heights of 30C being predicted for some areas.

With this in mind, Dogs Trust have released some precautions which can be taken to keep your dog safe and happy on a hot day. As we have many four-legged friends staying with us over the Summer we thought we would share these handy tips!

Walk this way

The pet charity advise to not excessively walk or over exercise your dog during the hot weather. In particular, dog owners should avoid taking their furry friends out during the hottest times of day – consider walking dogs early in the morning or late at night as they can be cooler.

Make sure to always take plenty of water  and a bowl with you when out with your dog. Choosing where to walk is also important – opt for shaded routes where your pet can cool off, rather than open and exposed areas. Your dog could be at risk of sunburn – particularly white or hairless breeds, so it is vital to stay out of direct sun.

Road Safety

When travelling with your pet, it is important to ensure your pet is comfortable and safe. When driving with your dog plan your journey considering cooler times of the day and places to take breaks. Finally, during such warm temperatures it is incredibly important to not leave your dog in a car – as temperatures rise, dogs overheat quickly and leaving them for as little as 20 minutes could prove fatal.






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