Dogs can acclimate to different weather and climate changes, but in general, they are not comfortable with heat.
They may enure hot summers, but prolonged exposure to heat can be dangerous and even deadly. This is why it is your job as a responsible pet owner to make sure that your pet stays healthy when the temperature heats up.
Heat exhaustion, fatigue, infections and dehydration are just some of the many problems that you will put your dog’s health at risk. Here are some tips to keep your dog healthy in hot weather.
1) Don’t take your dog out for a walk during the heat of the day. Climate varies depending upon where you live, but typically, the hottest part of the day is anywhere between 10 AM and 5 PM. If you are walking your pet for exercise, the best times to walk are during the evening as the sun is going down or in the mornin as the sun rises. Walking your pet when it's extremely hot puts your dog at risk for heat ehaustion.