Summer isn’t always just a walk in the park for pets. Skyrocketing temperatures can make the world a harsh place for our animals, especially for dogs, who can be very sensitive to the heat.
Keeping Your Dog Cool & Safe All Summer Long!
Because dogs don’t have the convenient (smelly) sweating mechanism that humans do to stay cool, overheating can happen suddenly for them – and it can be deadly. Luckily, there are some key signs of dog overheating to watch out for when taking your pup out of the A/C. Catching overheating early could literally save your dog’s life.
Things To Watch Out For:
- Heavy panting.
- Dry or pale gums.
- Increased drooling.
- Deep and rapid breathing.
Here are a few things to help prevent and help if your dog is showing signs of heat exhaustion. Always be careful not to overexert your dog when enjoying the day.
Make sure your dog has a shady spot where he or she can rest. It’s super important to have a lot of drinking water handy if your dog shows any of the above signs of overheating or overexertion. And never, EVER leave your dog in the car. Even with windows open, cars heat up fast. In 80 degree weather, cars can heat up to 110 degrees in only 15 minutes.
If you think your dog is in danger of overheating, it is always good to go to the vet. If your dog loses consciousness, hurry to the animal hospital ASAP.
Everyone wants to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine. And with some preparation, you and your dog can have a great time this summer!
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