Did you know that the search term ‘how to keep a dog cool in the summer’ saw an increase of over 200% in the past 12 months?
Dog owners across the UK are hoping to embark on pet-friendly vacations and staycations this year, but keeping their dogs cool as temperatures rise is causing them some concern.
We wanted to find out how many owners know what temperatures are ideal for their pooches and provide expert information to ensure dogs doesn’t overheat in the car. We also want to show off our super helpful new thermometer which can help you check the temperature of your car this summer and keep your dog cool. Keep reading to find out more and get your hands on your very own thermometer too.
Our Cool Canines heat card shows you when the car is getting too hot for your dog
How many Brits can recognise heatstroke in their dogs?
Nearly two-fifths of Brits do not know what temperature is best for their dogs when travelling in a car, according to our recent study of dog owners. And when it comes to recognising the signs of heatstroke in dogs, one in six (16%) Brits don’t feel confident that they know the signs. With this in mind, how do we know how to keep our cars cool enough for our pets?
What temperature is best for dogs in a car?
It is already potentially dangerous to leave your dog in the car, especially if they are not used to it. They may begin looking for something to play with or worry about being left and start to become stressed - this can lead to dogs getting their collars caught, falling between seats, or swallowing something dangerous.
One of the biggest dangers for dogs in cars, however, is heat – cars can heat up incredibly quickly on warm days, and as our fluffy friends are not well equipped to deal with the heat, this can quickly lead to dehydration or even hyperthermia issues such as heatstroke. And, in the most extreme cases, this can even lead to death.
You should always take your dog with you when you leave the car and never leave them there – even if your window is open.
Get your hands on our car thermometer for dogs
To help uncertain dog owners when travelling with their pooches, we’ve created a car thermometer that shows if it’s too hot – or cold – to travel. We’ve worked with an expert to identify the optimum temperatures our pooches can withstand, and the thermometer measures the car’s internal temperature to highlight if it’s dangerous for your pup to travel.
With only a limited supply of these great tools available, grab one while you can! Just enter your details in the form below and we will send your thermometer to you for free. But be quick – once they’re gone, they’re gone.
We're very sorry - our Cool Canines car thermometers have now all been claimed, and the form is now closed. Keep checking back to see if there are any more up for grabs!
This pup looks ready to hit the road!
If you've cooled down your car and you're ready for a summer adventure, we have plenty of dog-friendly cottages available for the summer. Alternatively, seek out a cooler dog-friendly holiday, with our coastal cottages and our cottages with pools!
Please proceed with caution when using the thermometer. It is meant and created as a guide to show when is best to travel and walk your dog, but every dog is different. Ultimately, it is the owner’s choice and responsibility to decide when and where they would like to take their dog on a walk or a car ride, and Canine Cottages cannot claim any responsibility for when you walk or take your dog in a car.
Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing,
please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.