With temperatures rising, our awareness for our dogs needs to too. Certain breeds of dogs can handle warmer weather better then others. Most dogs can handle the heat during the hotter months but there are a few breeds that have a much harder time then others. All short snout dogs (brachycephalic dogs) have a much harder time keeping their internal temperatures regulated. This is because of their shorter nasal passages. Boxers, Pugs, Boston terriers, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, and Shih Tzu’s, just to name some, are much more sensitive to these conditions. Other dogs that should be monitored closely as well are giant breed dogs, elderly dogs, over weight dogs, and diabetic dogs.
Just remember you can always bring your pet to The Grand Paw for exercise in a climate controlled environment! Stay cool!