Your dog wears a blanket of fur, so when it's 90 degrees outside, he's going to feel that heat. Summer is not the time to keep your dog outside all day long in the sun and in the heat. Your dog can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke, or even get sunburned. You need to do a few things to keep your dog safe this summer. Read on for some helpful tips to keep your dog safe and healthy this summer.

Keep Dog Off Of Hot Pavement

Keep your dog off of the pavement if it's too hot. If the pavement is too hot for you to touch, it's way to hot for your dog to be on it. The pads on your dog's paws can burn easily, leaving them with open sores, blisters, or peeling paw pads. Place your hand on the pavement and if you aren't able to keep it on the pavement for long without it feeling like it's burning your hand, keep your dog off of the pavement. Skip your walk that day, because it's most likely too hot for your furry buddy.

Keep Your Dog Hydrated

Your dog is going to need plenty of water throughout the day. Your dog is going to drink a lot more water in the summer heat, so be sure your dog has access to this water. Check your dog's water bowl and refill it as often as needed. If you aren't going to be home during the day, even if your dog is inside, he is going to need some water to drink, so give him water and access to the water.

Keep An Eye On Your Dog

You need to keep an eye on your dog all of the time, but in summer, there are a lot of other pets outside and your dog may want to chase after them. Your dog could get hurt or even lost. Make sure you keep your dog on a leash and watch for other animals in or around your yard. Keep your dog inside if there is a wild animal or a stray pet you don't know outside. Make sure your dog has an updated name tag and it has all of your information on it so someone can contact you if your dog does get lost.

If you have a dog, you need to keep an eye on him always, but in summer, you need to follow other safety precautions in order to keep your dog safe. Talk to a veterinarian specialist about summer safety tips for your pets.