Posted by Lora Shaw on July 23, 2020
Summer is the perfect time to go on more adventures with your furry friend! But, before you do, you’ll definitely want to learn how you can keep your dog safe while you’re out and about.
Keep reading to learn what temperatures require extra caution, the warning signs of a heatstroke, and our top tips for exercising your dog outdoors.
Most dogs are safe outdoors up to about 90 degrees Fahrenheit. However, each dog is different, and some dogs just aren’t well-suited to high temperatures.
In particular, you want to be especially careful outdoors if your dog meets any of the following criteria:
You’ll also want to avoid leaving your dog in a parked car during the warm summer months—even with the car running and the AC on.
Temperatures can rise very quickly in parked vehicles, causing dogs to experience irreversible organ damage and even death.
Heatstroke occurs when a dog’s body temperature rises too much in response to hot outdoor temperatures.
This serious condition can be deadly and requires immediate attention, should you notice your dog experiencing any of the following heatstroke symptoms:
If your dog is displaying any of these signs, move him to a cool area, give him access to plenty of cold water, and contact your vet. If multiple symptoms are present, take your dog to the vet immediately for emergency care.
There are a few things you can do to keep your dog healthy and active during the warm summer months:
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About the author
Lora Shaw is currently the Vice President of Operations at Pet Palace.