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The Importance of Temperature at Doggy Day Care

Updated: Dec 7, 2023

As a pet owner, it's important to ensure your furry friend receives proper care and attention, especially when you are unable to be with them. One popular option for dog owners is enrolling their pet in dog daycare. However, one aspect that is often overlooked is the importance of maintaining the correct temperature within the facility.


Dogs, just like humans, can be sensitive to extreme temperatures. Ensuring the correct temperature is maintained at a dog daycare is crucial for the safety and well-being of the dogs in their care. If the temperature is too high or too low, it can lead to a variety of health issues.


Heatstroke is a significant risk for dogs in hot environments. Dogs are unable to regulate their body temperature in the same way that humans can, making them more susceptible to heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Symptoms of heatstroke include excessive panting, drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and even seizures. If left untreated, heatstroke can be fatal.


On the other hand, extremely cold temperatures can also be dangerous for dogs. Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can lead to hypothermia, which occurs when the body temperature drops below its normal range. Symptoms of hypothermia include shivering, lethargy, confusion, and weakness. If not addressed, hypothermia can also be life-threatening.


To ensure the safety and comfort of dogs at daycare, the facility must maintain a consistent temperature within a safe range. The recommended temperature for dog daycare is between 18 and 22 degrees. This temperature range ensures that dogs remain comfortable while engaging in activities and playtime.


Facilities should also ensure that dogs have access to cool water and shaded areas during hot weather. Additionally, during colder months, dogs should be provided with warm bedding and access to shelter from the elements.


In conclusion, maintaining the correct temperature at a dog daycare is essential for the safety and well-being of dogs

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