Avoid walking your dog during the hottest part of the day, which is usually between 10am and 4pm.
Before you take your dog for a walk, touch the pavement to make sure it's not too hot for their paws.
Make sure your dog has plenty of water to drink before, during, and after your walk. You can also pack a collapsible water bowl to refill along the way.
If you're walking your dog in a sunny area, take breaks in shady spots to let them cool off. Trees, buildings, and even bushes can provide some shade.
In hot weather, it's best to avoid strenuous activity with your dog. Stick to short, easy walks and let them rest often.
Be on the lookout for signs of heatstroke in your dog, such as excessive panting, difficulty breathing, bright red gums, vomiting, and diarrhea.
If you're going to be walking your dog in hot weather for an extended period of time, consider getting them a cooling vest or towel.