For those of you who are still suffering under a heat wave or are expecting a hot summer. It has happened again. Police in New Jersey had to rescue a dog (and a two-legger!) who had been accidentally locked in a hot car. WPVI, 6-Action News, the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia reports on the scary incident. Continue reading Dogs in Hot Cars
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.
Continue reading Barbecuing with Man’s Best Friend
Today we’re seeing the first little bit of spring weather in Ohio, and it’s making me look forward to summer. What summer activities with your dog are you most looking forward to?
Continue reading Saturday Survey: Warming Up For Summer Dog Activities
For our friends in the Lawton, OK area who can definitely use a blast of summer right now (they have about 40,000 homes out of power due to an ice storm) – check out this YouTube video of dogs at the beach. Guaranteed to make you smile!
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
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.