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Heatstroke Symptoms

heatstrokeI am a member of several pet-focused groups on Facebook, and I’ve been amazed at the number of people who post they don’t have air conditioning and are worried about their pets in the heat. I know I’ve been blessed, and I don’t think I could survive without my A/C when it’s as hot as it has been lately (over 90-degrees for about 10 days, here in Ohio).

The attached infographic from Dr. Belinda The Vet shows five symptoms of heatstroke. If you see your dog exhibiting these symptoms, what should you do? Continue reading Heatstroke Symptoms

Why Shaving Your Dog’s Fur Doesn’t Make Him Cooler

dog heat mapTake a look at this temperature map showing the effect of shaving off fur. It doesn’t make a lot of sense at first because it appears to show that the skin temperature on the shaved portion of the dog actually has a cooler temperature than the part with the thick, heavy fur. In fact, this really IS correct! Continue reading Why Shaving Your Dog’s Fur Doesn’t Make Him Cooler

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

Saturday Survey: Dogs and Summer Heat

I had to work really hard on today’s title. My first thought was “Hot Dogs” which didn’t seem quite right, then I thought of “Dogs in Heat” which was definitely not right. Anyways, I put up a copy last weekend of my friend’s Facebook rant about dogs being left out in the hot sun, and it made me wonder how all of you are helping your dog handle the dog days.
Continue reading Saturday Survey: Dogs and Summer Heat