Summer: you can go barefoot, drive with the windows down and tan your skin. Although great for you, these may not be as appealing ideas of summer for dogs.
While you're out there with the sand between your toes enjoying the warmth, your dog's paws could be getting burnt. Paws can get burnt on hot sand or asphalt, so avoid exposure when the ground may be too hot to handle.
Driving with the nice summer breeze in your hair is great, but if you stop in somewhere and leave your dog in the car he's going to wonder where that summer breeze went. NEVER leave your dog in a closed vehicle on a hot day. The temperature in the car can rise to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes; this can result in a heat stroke or death.
When you're out there working on that tan, your dog could be getting a sunburn. Dogs do sunburn. The ones that are especially at risk are those with short, white fur and pink skin. So when you're lathering on that sunblock get some dog safe sunblock and apply it to your dog's ears and nose 30 minutes before going out.
Summer can be enjoyable for you and your dog, if you just take the proper precautions. So get out there and enjoy some summer weather!
Feature photo from betterbuddies.com