Save Your Chihuahua From the Heat

Chihuahuas are for pampering, not cooking

It’s summertime and the living may not be easy if you leave your little Chihuahua (or any dog or child) in a locked car. We do not enjoy being cooked, and the temperature climbs quite rapidly in a car, even with the windows open. It can reach 120 degrees in less than 10 minutes.

Outdoor Chihuahuas

Although Chihuahuas are stronger than people think, we’re still very small creatures and leaving your Chi outside in the hot sun during the day, with no escape, can also be dangerous. If you must leave your Chi outside (and why would you), please provide shaded shelter and plenty of cool, fresh water.

Watch for these signs of heat stroke:

  • Frantic Panting
  • Vomiting
  • Staggering around
  • Diarrhea
  • Bright Red Tongue

Try to walk your Chihuahua during the early morning and later evening hours when it may not be so hot. If you live in the desert, try indoor pee pads. Who wants to walk in temperatures higher than 76 degrees, I say.

Other things to read:

Dangerous Conditions: How heat and humidity affect your dog.

8 IMPORTANT Tips to Keep Dogs Safe This Summer

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