1.) While it is fun to have our pet friends join us for errands, please consider the temperatures outside before doing so. It is always much safer for them to be kept in a cool place, so if you don't have to bring your pets along, leave them at home for their safety.
2.) Plans in the sun!! Great! just make sure you have plenty of fresh water available to your pets and places for them to get out of the sun and heat for cool down time.
3.) Try and avoid strenuous exercise like long distance runs or extensive fetch in high temperatures. Dogs can become dehydrated, and overheated this combination can lead to heatstroke and this can be fatal.
4.) If your pet's love to swim, try to keep them from drinking pond/lake/river/ocean water while playing. Salt water can lead to dehydration and diarrhea, while ponds/lakes/rivers have the potential to carry bacterial and other harmful parasites to both you and our pets.
5.) Another helpful hint to having a great time out doors this summer touches on the basics of safety in the water. Not all dogs are born swimmers and so life vests, made specifically for our pets, can be used to help with safety precautions while on boats or even just in the water for a nice swim. You really can never be too careful these days!