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Saturday Survey – Ooh, Baby It’s Hot Outside

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I don’t know about where you are, but here in Northeastern Ohio, it’s been in the 90’s most of the week. Two of my dogs love the heat, and I have to beg them to come inside to cool off. The other refuses to go out at all. How are you managing your dog in the hot weather?

How do you keep your dog safe in the hot weather?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Brachycephalic Dogs and Heat

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I’m not sure who made this handy-dandy graphic, but it points out why you have to be careful with brachycephalic dogs in the high heat of summer. These are dogs who have smooshed in faces, like Pugs.

All dogs need a steady supply of fresh water and some shade to lay in during the summer, but these dogs need a little special care to prevent overheating.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Chained to a Fence, Arizona Dog Dies of Heat Exhaustion

The temperature near Phoenix Monday was 117 degrees, so naturally Ismael Ochoa thought it would be a great day to leave his dogs outside with no shade and no water. The dogs were chained to a fence on Ochoa’s property where one died and three others were taken by authorities, suffering from heat exhaustion. A neighbor tried to help, but could not resuscitate the deceased dog after he collapsed. Continue reading Chained to a Fence, Arizona Dog Dies of Heat Exhaustion