We have had a few gorgeous days here in Adelaide and I have spent the majority of these days working a late shift so I’m on the road at about 2.30 in the afternoon to get to work. I am seeing people walking their dogs in the heat of the afternoon. It’s usually about 5 degrees hotter down on the ground than up above where we are but these poor little beggars are trotting along with their tongues hanging out, panting. They pee everywhere they can and they lose fluid so quickly.
I don’t see any sign of a small bowl with a bit of cool water for them to take a few laps to replenish their fluids either. This makes me so mad I could spit! These dogs are really dumb though. They would risk their life and their health to go and have a walk with their adoring owners! Anything to get out and about.
I would like to ask anyone who has a pet to make sure they take them for a walk in the cooler part of the day/evening and to take water for them to have a few laps during their run. Not too much all at once they will get tummy pain and possibly vomit.
Don’t forget if your pet is overweight they can go onto Marilyn’s Plan and lose it before the summer heat. They will certainly be more comfortable after all they do wear fur coats.