Hydration: Ensure your dog has access to fresh, clean water at all times. Dehydration can occur quickly in hot weather, so be vigilant about refilling their water bowl.
Limit Outdoor Activity: Avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest parts of the day. Opt for walks and playtime during the cooler morning or evening hours.
Provide Shade: If your dog is outdoors, make sure they have access to shade. Dogs can easily overheat in direct sunlight.
Avoid Hot Pavement: Asphalt and concrete can become scorching hot in the summer.
Never Leave Dogs in Cars: Even with the windows cracked, the temperature inside a car can rise dangerously fast.
Use Sunscreen: Dogs with short fur or exposed skin may benefit from pet-safe sunscreen on their nose and ears to protect against sunburn.
Beware of Pools and Water: Not all dogs are good swimmers, and not all bodies of water are safe.