As pet owners, we have a year-round special duty of care for our lovely pets. With summer officially here, it’s more important than ever to make sure adverse heat conditions don’t pose a threat to our best friends.

Due to risks of dehydration and hot surfaces, extreme heat poses more threats to our dogs than we think.

How many times do we see unfortunate cases where dogs are left in cars with no access to fresh air, for example? Or cases when owners forget to top up the water bowl? Our dogs may have amazing sweat gland abilities – but when the heat gets too much it can have disastrous consequences.

For the vast majority of pet owners, we know exactly how to take care of our dogs during the summer. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, however. With the warm weather just around the corner, take a look at this infographic by I love Veterinary for the best safeguarding tips during the warm weather.