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Barbecuing with Man’s Best Friend

Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, is around the corner and the holiday and barbecues seem to go hand-in-hand. If you plan on inviting your four-legged friend to the party, there are a few things to keep in mind before you fire up the grill. The American Kennel Club (AKC®) offers the following tips to ensure your dog’s safety at your next backyard barbecue.
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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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