Summer Safety Tips
Never leave your dog in the car:
When it's 72 degrees outside, it can get as hot as 116 degrees in a closed car sitting in direct sunlight. Imagine how hot it would be on a 90-degree, sunny Florida day!
Always provide enough fresh water:
While this is true throughout the year, dogs will tire and overheat more easily in the summer. There are plenty of dog bowls and water bottles for on-the-go families available.
Dogs can sunburn too:
Dogs, especially those with short hair, white fur and pink skin, can sunburn just like humans. Limit your dog's exposure during the day and apply sunscreen to his ears and nose 30 minutes before going outside.
Be conscious of your dogs' paws:
No one likes running across hot asphalt or sand in the summer, and neither do dogs! It's easy to forget to think of your pup's feet when we're so used to wearing shoes, but a dog's paws can easily burn. Try and avoid prolonged exposure to hot surfaces.