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Simple steps to keep your dog cool on a hot day

on Fri 12 Jul
We hope that this handy guide has helped you to keep your furry friend safe this summer.  

Our dogs can't regulate their body temperatures in the same way that us humans do.  We would always recommend reducing your usual exercise regime on very hot days and consider walking your dog in the early morning or evening, when it's much cooler.  It only takes an increase of 2 degrees in your dog's body temperature for heat stroke to kick in.  Do you know the signs?

Signs and Symptoms of Heat Stroke
  • Excessive and rapid panting
  • Tired, sluggish and unwilling to move around
  • Drooling and reddened gums
  • Vomiting and Diarrhoea
If you notice any of these symptoms, act quickly
and contact your vet immediately.