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Stay Cool and Keep Walking: Top Tips for Hot Weather Dog Walks!

Updated: May 24



Summer is here, and so are the scorching temperatures. At Top Dog Walk, we care about the safety and happiness of your furry friends. Here are some essential tips for dog walking in hot weather to keep your pup cool, comfortable, and active. Plus, we’ve got some exciting updates to help you and your pooch make the most of your walks this season!



Hot Weather Walking Tips:



1. Walk Early or Late:


The sun is strongest between 10 AM and 4 PM. Opt for early morning or late evening walks when it's cooler, and the pavement is less likely to burn your dog's paws.



2. Stay Hydrated:


Always carry water for both you and your dog. Frequent water breaks are essential to prevent dehydration.



3. Seek Shade:


Choose routes with plenty of shade. Parks and tree-lined streets provide natural cover from the sun's rays.



4. Use Dog-Friendly Sunscreen:


Yes, dogs can get sunburned too! Apply pet-safe sunscreen to exposed areas, like the nose and ears, especially if your dog has short hair or light-colored fur.



5. Paw Protection:


Check the pavement with your hand. If it’s too hot for your hand, it’s too hot for their paws. Consider dog boots or paw wax to protect those precious paws.



6. Shorten Walks:


In extreme heat, shorter, more frequent walks are better than long treks. Monitor your dog for signs of heat exhaustion, such as excessive panting or drooling.



7. Cool Off:


Bring a cooling vest or bandana for your dog. You can also wet your dog’s coat to help them stay cool during the walk.



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What's New at Top Dog Walk:


Exclusive Summer Packages:


Check out our special summer dog walking packages for 3, 4, or 5 days a week, designed to fit your schedule and keep your dog cool and happy.



Pack Member Program:


Join our pack program and get to be a part of our special insider's club with flat rate walking monthly packages for dog walks and puppy care!



Photo Contest:


Enter our “Summer Adventures” photo contest! Share a picture of your dog enjoying a summer walk for a chance to win a free month of dog walking services. Use the hashtag #topdogwalksummer



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