Like humans, dogs can’t stand extreme heat. As the summer sizzles its way back into season, keep you dog cool to avoid dehydration.
Though summer is the best time for some activities with your dog, like hiking, fetching, and other outdoor play, extreme heat can be deadly to your pet. The early signs of heatstroke are excessive panting, weakness, confusion, dark gums, seizures, and increased salivation.
Make sure to keep your dog cool and well-hydrated all the time. When taking shorter walks, make sure to provide water. You can also perform outdoor activities later during the day when it isn’t as hot. Leaving your dog alone in an enclosed car during summer, even when with the windows open, may not be a good idea also.
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