How to keep your dog cool in the heat - from cooling mats and coats, to splash pools and elevated dog beds
While we’re all soaking up the sun, our beloved dogs might not be enjoying the heat so much
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Many Brits have been enjoying the sunshine recently, but our canine friends might be experiencing discomfort in the hot weather.
While we’re all soaking up the sun, however, our beloved dogs might not be enjoying the heat so much. It’s vital that dogs are kept cool in warmer temperatures, otherwise they could become ill.
Animal charity PDSA advise that owners must be aware that dogs can’t cool down as easily as we can. They mainly use panting to keep cool, and can’t sweat through all of their skin, only their paw pads.
Coupled with their fur, which is like wearing an insulated coat, this can make them prone to overheating.
Any dog can feel uncomfortable in hot weather and all dog owners need to be aware of the signs of overheating and heatstroke.
Common signs include:
- Panting heavily
- Wobbling and having trouble standing up
- Bright red gums.
How can I cool my dog down in the heat?
Thankfully, there are a number of products on the market which you can buy to help your four-legged friend feel much more cool and comfortable as temperatures rise.