“How do you know if it’s too hot for dogs?”

By |2018-04-04T09:12:58+10:00December 29th, 2016|General Information, Keeping Cool, Safety Concerns|

Dear Sarah, Our Staffie loves to lay out in the sun, even in the middle of summer. I’m worried that she might get heat stroke. Can this happen to dogs? Laura B Hi Laura, Absolutely! Dogs are not very good at cooling themselves and heat stroke or heat stress is very common in dogs during the summer months. Here are a few tips that might help your beautiful girl stay cool this summer. 1.      Encourage her out of the sun and into a cooler area, especially as the day starts warming up. Dogs can not only suffer from heat [...]

“Is it true that dogs can overheat?”

By |2018-04-04T09:14:25+10:00November 27th, 2015|General Information, Keeping Cool, Safety Concerns|

Dear Sarah, This will be our first summer with our new bulldog puppy. We’ve been told they can overheat easily. Have you got any tips for keeping her cool during the months ahead? Karen O Hi Karen, I’m a real summer girl and I love the warmer weather. But not everyone does. Heat stress is very common in dogs, particularly in Brachycephalics (dogs with short noses). Here are a few tips that might help your beautiful girl stay cool this summer. 1.      Don’t walk her during the heat of the day. Walk her of an early morning or very [...]