The hot summer weather gives us joy primarily about the sunshine – but not every four-legged friend feels the same way. Especially the thicker and older dogs can quickly become too warm in the sun. Some dogs may even get sunburned. With a few simple tips, the summer heat can still be mastered without any problems:
This is how dogs survive the hot days
- Avoid walks in the blazing sun, especially at lunchtime. Try to limit your walks during the day to the bare minimum and take long walks early in the morning or later in the evening when the temperatures are lower.
- Make sure that your dog always has sufficient drinking water available. If there are no ways to quench your thirst while walking in nature, it is advisable to bring a bottle of water for your dog.
- Dogs with thin fur and pink noses or ears in particular have an increased risk of sunburn, which should be taken into account. It is best to avoid long periods in direct, strong sunlight.
- A cooling bath is a welcome change, especially in the summer months. It should be borne in mind that the water temperatures are still relatively low. Just like humans, dogs should not jump into the cold water overheated so as not to put too much strain on the circulation. If you don’t have water nearby, a small paddling pool or a tub with water in the garden or on the balcony can provide a lot of fun.
- On particularly hot days you can give your dog great pleasure with ice cream. However, you should not feed ice cream for humans to your dog – just freeze a few dog snacks in water (e.g. in an ice cube or an empty yoghurt mug) and your dog will be able to deal with the cold snack fun for quite a while.