Hot dogs

The sudden change in the weather has been a shock to our systems and our dogs.

Dogs cool themselves by panting, they need cooler moving air in order to maintain a safe body temperature.
That is why it can be so dangerous to leave a dog in a vehicle

At home make sure they have shaded spaces to relax and plenty of fresh cool water.
Try to get some air movement too.

Some dogs love to wallow in a paddling pool and can be great fun for everyone

Walking your dog earlier in the morning and evening will allow them to enjoy their walk much more than in the heat of the day

Don’t forget the 5 second rule, it you cannot hold the back of your hand on the pavement for 5 seconds it is too hot for your dog and may burn his feet. Today I saw several dogs being walked on pavements during the hot part of the day.

Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts