"Tell us something we don't know!" we hear you cry! Alright then - dogs cannot take their coats off. Ok, you know that too, but what you might not know, is that dogs cannot sweat like we humans can. If these high temperatures are unbearable to us, how do you think it's making them feel?
Here are a few pointers as to how we can make life more comfortable for our furry friends during this very hot weather.
*Make sure at ALL times, they have access to plenty of water, somewhere shady to go and if you can - provide a fan!
*How about adapting your dog walking routine to these current temperatures? We would suggest, if at all possible, dogs are NOT walked between the hours of 8am and 8pm. During the day, as well as being generally hotter, the concrete and asphalt really heats up too and can cause some serious burns to their pads. Think about it - would you go out for a run in bare feet, with a furry coat on at 2pm, when the temperature is almost 30 degrees?
*Finally, we've said this many times before, but we cannot stress enough the importance of this one. DO NOT leave your dog in a car or a conservatory or a summer house. Heatstroke can be fatal and it doesn't take very long at all for the effects to be felt. If you need further convincing, please take a few minutes to watch the following video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQlQKYfyVug You may have seen it before and we have certainly shared it before and we will again, to continue to try and get the message out there.