Another summer hazard that some pet parents may not obviously be aware of, is the danger of walking your dog in the heat of the day. Remember, dogs can only sweat through their paws, and lose heat through panting, with short-nosed breeds such as Pugs and French Bulldogs particularly susceptible to overheating. Pavements and streets can become baking hot too, resulting in burnt, blistered, and painful pads. To avoid these dangers, walk dogs early or late in the day, and preferably on grass.
Dogs and cats should have access to fresh water, and obviously never leave your dog in a car, even with the window slightly open; your dog may overheat and die, or even get stolen.