Times when you should never walk your dog
It is dangerous to take a walk during the day, so NG
Dogs have a normal temperature of about 38 degrees Celsius and have a lot of hair on their bodies, making them vulnerable to heat. The hot summer is a very difficult season for such dogs, so it is necessary to make the summer a different lifestyle from other seasons so that you can spend as much comfort as possible.
For example, going for a walk during the hot days is basically something you should definitely avoid. As a specific time zone, it can be said that “around 11:00 to 15:00” is a walking time that should definitely be avoided.
This is because this is the hottest time and the environment is harsh for dogs. Dogs sweat less than humans, and basically lower their body temperature only by punting, which lowers the body temperature by the heat of vaporization that evaporates the water in the mouth while sticking out the tongue. cannot. However, it can be said that this punting is often not very effective because the temperature is too high during the hot summer months.
As a result, if you take a walk during the day, your dog will have a very high chance of getting a heat stroke.
Asphalt ground is at risk of burns
In addition, taking a walk during the summer day not only causes heat stroke, but also risks burning the paws that touch the ground. The temperature of asphalt on the road can reach up to about 60 degrees Celsius during the hottest hours of summer.
If you take your dog for a walk on the asphalt ground that has become so hot, as you can imagine, the paws will soon get burned and the skin will turn over. We humans walk in shoes so we don’t burn our legs, but our dogs walk directly on the ground with their paws, so it’s best to go for a summer walk when the ground heat is as low as possible. Let’s go.
Ideal time for a summer walk
Ideally around 6am in the morning
So, when is it ideal to take a walk in the summer? From the conclusion, the ideal time is “around 6 o’clock in the early morning” when the temperature is low in the morning, preferably “around 5:30”. In the early morning, the temperature drops during the night, and in addition, it is the time before the temperature rises, so it can be said that it is the most comfortable time for dogs. The heated asphalt will also be cold, so you don’t have to worry about burning your paws.
Ideal after 21:00 at night
The ideal time for a walk at night is “after 21:00”. In summer, the sun sets late, so the temperature is often high even around 19:00, and the asphalt tends to be still hot, so it’s best to start after 21:00, when the temperature starts to drop. It can be said that it is a time zone.\
However, when you take a walk at night, it becomes difficult to see the dog from the surroundings, so it is easy to get into trouble such as an accident. Therefore, it is important to take a walk safely with light goods such as collars, collars, and leads that shine so that people around you can see your dog.
What you want to prepare for a summer walk
Frequent hydration on hot days makes it harder for your dog to get sick and can lower your body temperature a bit. Also, if you have a fever in your body, you can lower your body temperature by pouring water over your body. It can be said that the heat of the body can be removed by moistening the towel with water and sticking it to the dog’s body. If you have it, you can take measures against the heat in various ways, so it is recommended to prepare it when you take a walk in the summer.
Heat measures goods
Summer is hot all day long, so it is important to take measures against the heat as much as possible even if you take a walk in the early morning or at night when the temperature is low. Therefore, I would like to use heat countermeasure goods. You can take a walk comfortably by dressing your dog in bandana or clothes made of cold materials.
It is good to sprinkle water directly or attach a towel soaked in water to your body, but it is also recommended to use a spray bottle to lower your body temperature. When you spray a spray bottle on the dog’s body, the water droplets on the body and coat replace the sweat, and the heat of vaporization when the water evaporates can lower the body temperature.
It can be said that it is very effective to lightly moisten the whole body with a spray bottle when your dog is hot and huh during a walk. However, if the whole body gets soaked, the body temperature may drop too much at once, so please keep it moist.
It’s very hot in summer, so it’s definitely NG to take a walk during the day. Ideally, the summer walks should be “around 6am” and “after 9pm” when the temperature is low. Also, summer is always hot even when the temperature is the lowest, so when you go for a walk, we recommend that you take it for a walk while taking measures against the heat. I hope my dog can take a walk comfortably.