All too often, owners make the mistake of thinking that it is sufficient to leave a bowl of water or a window open for their pet but this is not enough to protect your pet from heatstroke, which can have fatal consequences.
Even a hot garden without shade can be disastrous for an animal.
As an example, the temperature inside a vehicle can soar to 47 degrees within 60 minutes when the outside temperature is just 22 degrees.
Some dogs are more prone to heatstroke. Old, young, short nosed, long haired, overweight or heavily muscled are more at risk, as well as dogs with certain diseases.
Cloud cover can disappear quickly. Temperatures in air conditioned cars can reach the same temperature as outside within just five minutes of the air conditioning being turned off.