Summer is on its way

Sunny days during summer are great, but not so much for our pets.

Pets can dehydrate very quickly, so ensure they have access to plenty of clean fresh water. A nice shady place for them to get out of the sun when outdoors is a great idea. Be very cautious not to over-exercise them, and keep them indoors when it’s extremely hot.

When you do exercise your pets, be very aware of the heat on hard surfaces, such as asphalt and concrete. Your dog’s body can heat up very quickly especially if they are close to the ground and their paw pads can burn.

Symptoms of pets overheating

  • excessive panting or difficulty breathing
  • increased heart and respiratory rate
  • drooling
  • mild weakness and could even cause them to collapse.

Remember to never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle!