• tips for pet parents

    Walking Your Dog in Hot Weather

    If you’re a dog owner, chances are you really don’t think much about your daily walks but with the recent spell of hot weather that’s been gripping most of the country, heat poses extra risks. Here are some tips for taking your dog walking when the temperature rises- 1. Customized Walk Every dog is different. Experts suggest customizing your walk to suit your dog’s physical type and endurance level. If your dog is slightly overweight and you’re starting an exercise program, then three or four short, 10-minute walks might work better than one long one. For a more energetic, younger or thinner dog, a longer walk might work fine, but…