Ensure your dog stays hydrated in the summer heat. Always have fresh water available and carry a portable bowl for walks.
Avoid hot pavement and exercise your dog during cooler times of the day. Know the signs of heatstroke.
Provide shaded areas and shelter for your dog to escape the sun's intensity. A doghouse or a tree can help.
Protect your dog from ticks and fleas with vet-recommended products. Regularly check for pests during walks.
Protect your dog's paws from hot surfaces. Use dog booties or apply paw balm for added protection.
Never leave your dog in a hot car, even for a short time. Temperatures inside can soar quickly.
If your dog enjoys water, supervise them around pools to prevent accidents. Not all dogs are natural swimmers.