Here are some tips for keeping your dog safe during the hot summer months (younger and older dogs are very sensitive to extreme heat):
- Pets can get overheated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot outdoors. Make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun, such as trees, umbrellas (metal) and/or a small play pool (2-4 inches of water). Keep them indoors when it’s extremely hot.
- Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle. “On a hot day, a parked car can become a furnace in no time—even with the windows open—which could lead to a fatal heat stroke.”