Jessie knows exactly what she needs on a hot day – a shady spot and a cool, refreshing drink of water
If you suspect that your dog is overheating, get their temperature down immediately. Place them in a shaded area and submerge them in cool water – especially the head and paws – keeping their face above water. Spraying them with a hose works too. Encourage them to drink water and check their temperature regularly, making sure you don’t lower it too low so they go into hypothermia.
Learn more about how to prevent health problems by taking a pet first aid course nearest you.