8 Summer Safety Tips For Your Dog[s]
#1: Dogs Left Locked in Cars in Summer Die Quickly. Never leave your dog inside your car in summer temperatures, even with windows open a ‘crack’.
See graph below that shows just how quickly your vehicle becomes an ‘oven’ for your dog/cat. Dogs don’t perspire like humans and therefore cannot withstand these temperatures that can kill them quickly. Your vehicle can heat up to 100 degrees in 7-10 minutes.
#2: Never put your dog in the back of a pickup truck without safety restraints or an anchored crate. Its against the law in most States. $10,000 fine in California!
#3: Asphalt heats up quickly, protect your dog’s paws. If you couldn’t walk on hot pavement barefoot ~ then neither should your dog[s] be subjected to this.
#4: Ensure your dog has plenty of shade & water at all times ~ Its the Law!
#5: Keep their water fresh and full & in the ‘shade’ if placed outdoors.
Consider placing Ice Cubes in their water twice/day.
#6: Summer haircuts: ‘buzz’ those thick coats off!
#7: Keep them on a leash at all times!
#8: Keep your cocktails and food on high ground….
Out of Reach from your Dog ~ especially when BBQ’ing.
*FYI: In many States & Provinces it is against the law to force a pet to live without shade, water & food.
Neighbors can report you & ask for a “Wellness Check” by local authorities [police] and or Animal Control Officers, who have a right to confiscate the dog from you.