How to take care of my dog ​​in summer?

The heat has already arrived and with it the plans with your furry outdoors, but do not forget his health against the sun and heat with the advice that we leave you in this post to take care of your dog in summer .

dogs in summer

After winter, plans in the sun and outdoors are very appealing: Beach, mountain, terraces, etc.

But if you are accompanied by your pet, do not forget that they do not react to the sun and heat the same as we do. Because of their fur, dogs absorb more heat than we do , depending on their size, color, and weight.

Keep in mind the following tips to take care of our dogs on hot days .

Tips to refresh you

There are factors that we must take into account to guarantee the well-being of our pets , taking special measures for them.


Hydration is the most important factor for the well-being of our furry ones on the hottest days. Make sure that he always has fresh water in his drinker , and that he drinks periodically throughout the day.

Hydrate dog in summer

Fresh Water Baths

Hydration from the outside is also important, that is, with cool baths or wetting the body and neck so that the body temperature drops .

avoid the sun

Since we, in high temperatures, cannot stand the sun for a long time, our pets less so. Therefore, avoid walks and outings in the hottest hours and take advantage of the first and last hour of the day .

Remember , too, that the ground in summer can be too hot for your pads, which will cause burns on them.

And finally , it goes without saying that we keep our furry ones in the shade if we are going to spend the day outdoors.


Although we think that shaving our dog in summer is a good idea so that it does not get hot, it is not always a good idea.

It depends on the breed of dog and the coat it has, since the layers of hair help prevent the animal from overheating and prevent burns on its skin.

Instead, brushing will help remove dead hair and help with shedding . In addition, you will review the possibility of finding ticks or wounds produced on the skin.

How to know if my dog ​​is hot?

We have to be aware of the signs that indicate the state of our pets on the hottest days .

If you find in your pet signs such as:

  • heavy breathing
  • excessive panting
  • Inactivity
  • cramps
  • dry mouth
  • dizziness
Despite taking into account the tips mentioned above to care for a dog in summer , do not hesitate to go to the vet as soon as possible if you notice symptoms in your pet.
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