Look out for your dogs in the heat

Dogs Queensland has issued a warning to dog owners to keep their dogs hydrated and cool over the coming days, as Queensland faces a heatwave.

HOT DOGS: Canines, like humans, need plenty of water in the heat.

HOT DOGS: Canines, like humans, need plenty of water in the heat.

High temperatures, high humidity and potential storms can all present danger to dogs.

Dogs Queensland General Manager, Rob Harrison said it’s important to remember your dog during this extremely hot weather.

“Dog owners should ensure their pets have access to lots of cold, fresh water all day and night, have access to shade and never leave them unattended in the car,” Mr Harrison said. 

“It is always very important to keep dogs hydrated, but during this extreme heat it is absolutely critical.

“It is best to leave several bowls of water out for your dog to access around the house and yard and adding ice cubes is a great way to ensure the water stays cold.”

Dogs Queensland has also reminded owners to be careful of walking dogs on hot pathways which may burn their paws.