The best time to walk your dog in summer is early in the morning or late in the evening, when the temperatures are cooler.
Make sure your dog has plenty of fresh water to drink before, during, and after walks. You can also give your dog frozen water bottles to lick or a cooling vest to wear.
Signs of heatstroke include panting, excessive drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and a red or hot tongue. If you think your dog is overheating, take them to a cool place immediately and give them plenty of water.
Avoid walking your dog on hot pavement or concrete, as these surfaces can burn their paws. If you must walk on these surfaces, try to find a shady spot or walk early in the morning or late in the evening.
Don't expect your dog to walk as far or as fast in summer as they do in cooler weather. Take frequent breaks in the shade and let your dog drink plenty of water.
It's a good idea to bring a first-aid kit with you on walks in case your dog gets injured or overheated. The kit should include items like bandages, antibiotic ointment, and a thermometer.
Summer walks can be a great way to bond with your dog and enjoy the outdoors. Just be sure to take precautions to keep your dog safe and cool.