It's the summer, yay! However, dog owners are faced with a difficult dilemma during this season:
On one hand, it’s absolutely vital that your dog gets outside to socialize with other dogs and humans. On the other hand, soaring summer temperatures cause dogs to become overheated rapidly.
Here’s our guide for how to handle the heat this summer.
Be Aware Of Your Dog’s Potential To Overheat
Certain dogs are at a much higher risk for overheating, and it can happen quickly if you’re not careful. These types of dogs must be monitored closely and their exercise and exposure must be regulated accordingly:
- Older Dogs
- Overweight Dogs
Even in the shade, dogs can easily overheat. Being obese or older increases the risk for heat stroke immensely, so it is incredibly important that you be careful with these dogs. Brachycephalic Dogs have a harder time controlling their temperature and staying cool because of their smaller snout. Some examples of dogs that are Brachycephalic include:
- Boston Terriers
These breeds get hotter much faster than other dogs and you have to pay extra attention to them.