How to protect your dog from the scalding summer heat

With the historic heat wave permeating throughout the world, our pups are suffering just as much as we are. 

Although they love to bask and tan in the sun, temperatures are too high to let them hang outside without some precautions to prevent heatstroke. 

Here are some tips to protect your pets from this scalding summer heat: 


If you’re planning on taking your dog for an afternoon walk, test the pavement or asphalt temperature. If it’s hot to the touch, it’s too hot for your pup. Their paw pads may look tough, but they can easily burn and even blister. Instead, choose to go early in the morning or in the evenings, when the weather is cooler and more comfortable for your pup. 


If you’re hanging out by the pool with your pup, be careful not to allow them to rest on the hot concrete. Additionally, we don’t recommend letting your pup swim in the pool because of the chemicals required to maintain pools.


If you’re planning on going to the beach for some surfing and sand, make sure you bring an umbrella to provide shade for your pup, and a towel they can rest on. The sand can burn them, causing them to blister, and it can be very uncomfortable for your pup. 


If you’re going to leave them outside for a little bit so they can use the restroom and stretch their legs, make sure to leave fresh water out and bring them in sooner rather than later. You can also fill up a kiddie pool and let your pup relax in it to cool themselves off. 

If your pup happens to exhibit signs of being overheated: 

Excessive panting 




Move them to a much cooler area, provide them water, and call your vet with any questions or concerns. 

At Companion Pet Lodge, we have climate controlled facilities, along with staff around the clock to make sure your pups are well taken care of and cool during this heatwave. Head to the link here to learn more about our Doggy Daycare, Doggy Boarding, or any one of our other services.