Heatstroke Warning for Dogs

Humans and dogs alike, hot and humid summer in Japan can induce heatstroke. Staying outdoors, staying in a small space like a room and a car without air conditioning, or confining a dog in a cage without proper ventilation, are especially to be avoided. Walking a dog on a summer day can be quite dangerous since the road surface can get as high as 60 degree Celsius. Your dog's paw pads may suffer heat burn, besides heatstroke which may result in death in the worst case. Dog users/owners should take all possible precautions, such as choosing not to go out when it's hot outside, to protect their dogs from heatstroke.