Planning on walking dogs in hot weather? It’s generally safe in temperatures of up to 19°C (68°F) but be careful when the mercury rises above this. Even at temperatures as low as 20°C (70°F) dogs are at risk of heat stroke.

Heat stroke in dogs is essentially a high temperature not caused by a fever. It occurs when dogs are no longer able to self-regulate and keep their temperature at a comfortable level. Check out our handy infographic below to know when it’s safe for your dog outside.

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Don’t take the risk, and make sure your pet isn’t overheating in the sun.

If you think your dog has heat stroke, contact your vet immediately or, if out-of-hours, find your nearest emergency vet.