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How to keep your Dog cool in summer

As UK temperature are set to sore, PDSA are here to save the day!

PDSA have just release a handy guide to help keep your furry friend cool in Summer. From the best walking times and grooming tips to spotting key signs of heatstroke and much more.Below is just some brief example of the helpful tips PDSA have provided dog owners on their website.

which dogs feel the heat…

Any dog can feel uncomfortable in hot weather and all dog owners need to be aware of the signs of overheating and heatstroke. Common signs include:

  • Panting heavily
  • Dribbling
  • Wobbling and having trouble standing up
  • Bright red gums.

exercise on hot day

Here are some things you can do to help keep your dog happy in the heat:

  • Walk early or late.
  • Set an easy pace.
  • Hot pavements and roads.
  • Keep to shady areas.
  • Short and sweet.
  • New exercises.

cool tricks

There are lots of fun things you can do to help your dog cool down on hot summer days.

  • Keep hydrated.
  • Stick to the shade.
  • A paddling pool for paws.
  • Create a cool room.
  • Ice packs and cool pads.
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