Beat the heat
NATURALLY, it’s vital for dogs to have plenty of shade and water throughout the day. A 'tell-tail' sign of doggy dehydration is if you pinch and lift up the skin on the back of the neck and it takes longer than usual to fall back down. Plus, it’s also worth knowing that dogs can’t sweat – they pant instead. If you think your dog is overheating, there are a few things you can do. Firstly, make sure their water is nice and cold, which may mean adding a block of ice to the mix. Also, dogs actually cool off from the bottom up, so wetting a towel and letting them lie down on it can help as well. If they start digging on a hot day, they’re usually trying to make a cooler patch to lie on. Oh, and if you plan on travelling with the dog on the back of a ute, make sure the tray’s surface doesn’t get too hot and shade is available if they need it.