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Hot dog?

Summertime is upon us, and at least in the Midwestern US, it is finally starting to heat up outside. 

Because dogs don’t sweat, they have to lower their body temperatures by panting, which is much less efficient.  This makes them much more susceptible to heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke.  Dogs with short muzzles and those with any type of airway disease are particularly affected.

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