With soaring temperatures expected for this weekend, it’s important for everyone to keep their fur babies cool and stay safe. For many dogs, it will be too hot to go 'walkies' or to be outside, so it's best to allow them inside where its coolest and have access to tiles to lie on. If you don’t have air-conditioning, put a fan on and make sure your fur baby has access to cool fresh water at all times. You could even add a few ice cubes to keep the water cold or make your very own frozen dog treats!
Across the weekend, be sure to keep a close eye on your dog and look for any signs of heatstroke. Heat stress and heatstroke are real risks for dogs in this kind of weather, and this is especially dangerous with brachycephalic dogs, such as Boxers, Bulldogs, Pugs, Boston Terriers, Lhasa Apsos, Shih Tzus, Pekinese, etc. Additionally, dogs with long and thick coats feel the heat easily too as their fur coats retain heat, making warm temperatures even more uncomfortable.
Symptoms to look out for include:
If your furbaby is due for a groom, contact us today to make sure they feel lighter, happier and stay cool. Regular grooming will ensure both you and your dog have the best time together this Summer! 🐶 🐾