Protect dogs from summer heat: no parked cars, provide shade, water. Supervise around pools. Indoors, use AC, fans, fresh water. Keep them safe and cool!
Keep dogs hydrated: fresh water indoors/outdoors. Encourage drinking with no-salt chicken broth or chilled water (ice cubes).
Avoid exercising dogs in hot weather. Hot pavement can burn paws. Schedule walks at dawn/dusk, indoor activities during peak heat.
Watch for Signs of Heatstroke
Recognize heatstroke signs in dogs: panting, red gums, drool, weakness, vomiting, collapse. Move to cool place, offer water, seek vet care.
Prevent dog sunburn: Apply dog-safe sunscreen to nose, ears, face. Vulnerable areas: sparse hair, white/thin coats. Reapply as directed.
Keep dogs safe in water: use life jacket for poor swimmers. Watch for exhaustion and waves. Prevent salt toxicity and pool issues. Supervise always.
Protect dog's paw pads: avoid hot ground, walk at cooler times. Test with hand/foot. If too hot for you, it's too hot for your dog. Use dog boots, find shade for walks on hot days.