But it’s getting hot outside. Really hot. And if anyone knows about real summer heat, it’s us Texans. Because we’re entering triple-digit degree season, I wanted to pass on some reminders for the Arlington pet owners as it heats up. Let’s keep your buddies from losing their cool.
Dogs in cars
Of course your dogs go everywhere with you. They’re family. But think twice this summer before making that extra stop on the way home. Did you know that on a 90-degree day, the temperature inside your car can reach as high as 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes? YIKES. If you love your pups, it’s worth the extra time to bring them home to climate-controlled shelter and then head back out to run your errands.
Dog bowls in summer
Ever seen metal bowls filled with water outside in the summer? — Ever wonder why dogs won’t drink out of them? Well, the answer is as simple as dipping your finger in the water. WARM, isn’t it? Metal bowls are fine for inside your home, but outdoor environments need a synthetic bowl to keep water a drinkable temperature for pups. Maybe bring a big one with you the next time you head out with your dog.
Dogs around town
I know you want your pup to run fancy-free and off-leash. You have a well-behaved pup! But leash laws in Arlington are designed to protect your dog. Your dog(s) must be on a leash when you’re out and about town. In fact, they must be on a leash or in an enclosure at all times. If your animal is not on a leash, you could be issued a ticket.
Keep these tips and minds and let’s keep our dogs safe this summer!