Tips for keeping your dog cool in hot weather

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21 Jul 2021

It’s a scorcher out there. Hot weather means hot dogs (and we don’t mean the great-with-ketchup kind), so here are some top tips from our in-house vet Dr Ciara Clarke to help keep your dog cool and safe this summer.

1. Avoid walkies in the hottest parts of the day - stick to early morning or late evening.

2. Make sure your pup always has access to cold water, and take some with you on walks.

3. Check the surfaces your dog is walking on using the palm of your hand - if it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for them.

4. Never leave your dog in the car in warm weather - it will become unbearably hot (watch our founders finding this out for themselves here).

5. Look out for signs of heat stress such as panting, vomiting, drooling or diarrhoea.

If you think your dog is in serious distress from the heat, contact your vet immediately, as this could be a medical emergency. Remember if you're a Butternut customer you can call our free 24/7 Vet Nurse Helpline. You can find the details in your account. 

Stay cool,

Team Butternut x