For these dog breeds, climate change will be rough
Over the last five years, it seems that temperatures are rising. Climate change is already creating a ripple effect, and while we as humans might notice a change over time, we are not the only ones impacted by our environment. In fact, we have to remember that our pets are also feeling the effect of climate change.
However, according to the Weather Channel, there are some dog breeds that are going to have an especially difficult time with this change. In fact, in 2016 it seems that approximately 395 dogs in the U.K. were sick because of illnesses related to the heat. And of those 395 dogs, 56 of those pups passed away.
Which dogs will be impacted the most by climate change?
In order to take care of our fur babies, we need to know the challenges they may face because of the world around us. This also means being conscious of the fact that increased temperatures around the globe are going to be problematic for our dogs.
So which dogs are going to suffer the most from climate change?
According to a recent study, dogs that weigh more than 110 pounds are automatically more vulnerable to the heat. Another consideration is age, meaning that dogs over 12 will also be adversely impacted.
In terms of the dog breeds that we need to watch out for, we need to pay more attention to:
- Chow Chows
- French Bulldogs
- Dogue de Bordeaux
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
- English Springer Spaniels
- Golden Retrievers
While there are certainly other dogs that will suffer from climate change, these breeds are especially susceptible to these changes in our environment. It seems that it’s not just the purebred dogs that are at risk, but it also has to do with the thickness of their coat, their muscle structure, and even the shape of their skull and snouts.
Just like humans, there are a lot of things to consider when it comes to helping our pups handle the heat. And things that we do to take care of ourselves, should also be considered when it comes to our dogs.
Have you noticed issues with their own dogs when it comes to increased heat? Have you considered climate change when it comes to taking care of your pup? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.