July 02, 2018 2 min read
It’s shaping up to be the hottest summer since 1976. The moors are on fire at Saddleworth, train rails are bending and the tarmac’s melting in the sun.
While that’s good news for most of us humans, and certainly for ice-cream sellers, it’s less welcome for our dogs.
Generally, our canine friends don’t do well when the mercury rises. The breeds most likely to struggle in the heat are bulldogs, pugs, greyhounds and any dog with thick fur.
Happily, there are things you can do to make life bearable for your best friend. Obviously, you’ll need to ensure a plentiful supply of fresh water. Your dog will also welcome a good crunch on an ice cube from time to time.
You should also restrict walks to early morning and late evening, especially if walking involves hot pavements. And please, please don’t leave your animal in a hot car, regardless of whether you’ve left a window ajar. A hot car can soon become an oven, and that can be fatal to dogs within minutes.