Even when you think the temperature is OK or feels fine to you, your fur kid may feel very differently. Animals don’t sweat like humans, so they heat up a lot quicker than we do. Their primary source of cooling down is through panting which is incredibly inefficient when pets are exposed to too much heat!
The #1 cause of deadly heatstroke in dogs is leaving them in a vehicle! Never-ever leave a dog in a car even on a mild day. While you’re in the air-conditioned store grabbing a few things, your car is quickly turning into an oven. Dogs can suffer brain damage and die from heatstroke.
Helpful Tips: Walk in the early morning and late evening when it is cooler. Carry water with you. Limit exercise on hot days. Avoid surfaces that absorb heat, like asphalt, pavement, metal, sand, and car seats. These materials absorb heat from the sun and can stay hot for hours (even after the sun has gone down). Temperatures on these surfaces can exceed 145° F (62.7c)
Keep your fur kids comfortable and safe: Fans, frozen treats, kiddie pools, and sprinklers can all help keep the kids more comfortable on hot days.
Make sure fresh water and a cool place to rest is available at all times.