Stay well-hydrated on summer walks. Bring water for you and your dog to prevent heat-related issues.
Choose cooler times, like early morning or late evening, to walk your dog and avoid peak sun hours.
Protect your dog's paws from hot pavement by walking on grass or using paw wax or boots.
Apply pet-safe sunscreen to areas with thin fur to prevent sunburn in your dog.
Opt for shorter but more frequent walks to prevent overheating in hot weather.
Take breaks in the shade to cool down and allow your dog to rest during the walk.
The signs of overheating, like excessive panting or lethargy, and know when to stop the walk.