Heatwave - advice for dog owners

Animal welfare officers from Brighton & Hove City Council have issued the following warnings in preparation for the predicted heatwave.


  • Never leave your dog in the car, even with a window open
  • Welfare officers take a ‘zero tolerance’ approach and will not hesitate to get the dog out
  • Avoid taking your dog out in the middle of the day – change your routine if necessary
  • Remember hot pavements can burn dogs’ paws
  • During the hottest part of the day keep your dog indoors with plenty of water
  • Never leave your dog shut in a conservatory – they can become as hot as cars


Anyone concerned about a dog in a car should call animal welfare on 01273 292446.