There it is finally – the summer! We usually put up a small doggy pool for the dogs, there is regularly doggy ice in the freezer, and we prefer walks to the waters early morning or late afternoon – during the day the dogs are just lying around on the coolest places.
Our dogs are generally much more sensitive to heat than humans; dogs have fewer possibilities than people to regulate their body temperature by this weather. Contrary to the humans, dogs are not sweating on big surface and they can’t profit of the cooling down by evaporating. They have fewer sweat glands – mainly on their paws – and they hardly help by the thermal regulation. The thermal regulation happens on two ways by the dogs – through breathing and warm emission by the skin.