Snub-nosed dogs (like Pekingese, Bull dogs, Boston terriers, Lhasa apsos, Shih tzus, and Pugs) should be kept indoors in air conditioning and out of hot weather.
Be sensitive to old and overweight animals, and those with heart or lung diseases. They should be kept indoors in air conditioning and out of hot weather.
A dog’s paws can be burnt by hot pavement. Do not make them stand on hot pavement for long periods and keep walks on hot asphalt to a minimum.
If a dog is overheated, provide emergency first aid by applying TEPID water all over the body, and then gradually applying cooler water. Seek veterinary care.
With only hot air to breathe, a dog’s process of cooling through panting fails. A body temperature of 107 degrees may cause brain damage or death.
If you and your dog go to the beach, be sure you can find shade and plenty of fresh water. Rinse her off after she has been in salt water.
Don’t force your companion animal to exercise after a meal in hot, humid weather. Do it in the cool of the early morning or evening.
Signs of distress include: Heavy panting, glazed eyes, unsteadiness, listlessness, vomiting and a over-red or purple tongue.
If you see a companion animal inside a parked car during hot weather, and they appear in distress, call animal control or the police immediately.
The safest place for your companion is in the coolest part of the house with plenty of fresh water to drink.