Stay in shaded areas as much as possible whilst walking on hot days, and try to make regular rest stops. You can buy portable ‘bag’ water bowls in many pet shops that are easily transported - fold one up and take it with you when you’re out with your dog so you can give him or her water whilst taking a break.
Another good one to note - that should really go without saying - is to never, ever leave your animal unattended in a car during warm weather. It can take only a short period of time to cause irreparable damage to their health; or worse!
When you’re at home, try to remember to change your dog’s water frequently and ensure plenty of shade is available. Putting some ice blocks in your dog’s water bowl, and letting them paddle in a plastic wading pool (available from most hardware shops), will also help to keep them cool.
Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy time with your pets, but always make sure that their wellbeing is your first priority to keep them healthy and happy.
Of course, you can always keep their water topped-up and think about investing in a nice, big bowl for them to splash around in, like our favourite here!