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?
Happy first day of summer! Seems like a great time to remind all of us to keep our dogs cool when the temperatures go up. Because, yes, they can get heatstroke. Here’s a nifty graphic from the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation. Click on it to view it full-size.
Your dog can most definitely get heatstroke if you don’t take the proper care to keep him or her shaded from the extreme heat. Most parts of the country are experiencing record temperatures, which means we all need to be a little more vigilant in protecting our dogs. Continue reading Can Your Dog Get Heatstroke?→
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.