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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!

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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