Hot Weather

If the weather outside is sunny, you might be tempted to send your pet outside for the day. While this might sound like a great idea, if the temperature is high, you might be doing more harm than good for your pet's health.

Pets need special care during hot weather. The tips in this section can help you protect your pet from heatstroke, sunburn, and other hot weather related problems.

Tips, Tricks, and Answers

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   Dog's Feet in the Summer Heat
Just like your feet, your dog's feet can get really hot in the summer. You need to be careful where you take your dog, and keep your dog's feet in mind whenever you take it somewhere—you don't want your dog to be in pain during the summer. Summer is for having fun!

   Give Your Dog a Cool Haircut
You may be sick of paying the groomer to cut your dog's hair, so you take over that responsibility! Before you grab the scissors however, there are a few things to keep in mind for your dog's safety.

   Help Pets with Heatstroke
Humans aren't the only species that can get heatstroke—you pets can too. On those warm and sunny summer days, you need to make sure that your pets are staying adequately cool, and you also need to know what to do if your pet does contract heatstroke.

   Protect Your Pet from Sunburn
Usually when we think of sunburn, we only think of us getting sunburned, but as a matter of fact, pets can get sunburned as well. If you are a pet owner, then you should do what you can to protect your pet against the nasty effects of too much sun.

   Weatherproof Your Dog's Doghouse
If you keep your dog outside, you may have to deal with keeping your dog comfortable with the weather. Take the appropriate measures to weatherproof your dog's doghouse and keep your dog safe and happy.