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Dog Safety in the Summer Months

Dog safety during the summer is very important for several reasons but mostly your pet can die if in the heat too long. What can you do to insure that your pet is safe during the hottest summer months:

  • Never leave your dog in your car they can die within minutes.
  • Do not walk your dog during the hottest part of the day.
  • If you need to walk your dog keep the walk under 30 minutes and go during very early morning or late at night.
  • Bring water for your dog during the walk.
  • Test the ground if you cannot keep your hand on the sidewalk over 3 seconds than provide dog protective footwear such as dog booties.
  • Wet your dog down before the walk or provide a cool vest.
  • When outside provide plenty of cool fresh water and shade.
  • Keep an eye out on your dog when they go outside you do not want them outside very long especially during the hottest part of the day.
  • Provide a play pool with clean cool water if your dog needs to stay outside.
  • Provide misters and fans on the patio.
  • Some breeds like Pugs or French Bulldogs cannot tolerate heat so let them outside only to go potty.
  • If your dog does get heat stroke place them in room temperature water and immediately call your vet for instructions.
  • If your dog has high energy and needs to exercise consider a treadmill. If unsure how to train on a treadmill give me a call or contact a local trainer.

About Eileen Tonick

Angel Dogs, provides dog training, puppy training, dog agility training, dog obedience training and therapy dog training throughout the Phoenix, Arizona Metro Area.
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