Legally, when the National Weather Service issues an Excessive Heat Warning Clark County requires that you provide supplemental cooling for your pet. Plus, keeping our pets cool and safe during the hot Vegas summer heat is part of being a loving and caring pet parent.
Pets can get dehydrated quickly so make sure they always have fresh, clean water available. Consider adding ice cubes to their water dish or fountain to keep it cool a little longer.
Dogs need to exercise in the summer, however, take extra caution in this extreme heat. Taking your pet for walks in very early morning or late evening is recommended. Remember, hot pavements can burn sensitive paw pads and pavements can be extremely hot even later in the day.
If possible, bring your pets inside especially puppies, older or obese dogs, or dogs with medical conditions. Certain breeds such as Pugs, Boston Terriers, or other flat-faced dogs are also more susceptible to overheating and hot weather problems.
When your pet is outside make sure they have a shady place to get out of the sun and that they have access to cool drinking water. Small child swimming pools, cooling mats, and misting systems can also keep dogs cool when outside.
And, don’t forget the sunglasses!