Hot Weather Dogs: Tips for Keeping Your Canine Cool


Hot Weather Dogs: Tips for Keeping Your Canine Cool
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Tips for keeping cool through the dog days of summer

If you see the mercury rising, here are some tips to keep your canine cool:Offer an ice pack or wet towel to lay on
*Add ice cubes to the water dish*Offer access to a wading pool with shallow, cool water.*Offer access to cool shade by stringing up a tarp, cloth, or use a shade screen.*Bring a collapsible water dish on your walks.*Replace a portion of their regular diet with canned food.Avoid walking on hot pavement, and consider booties to insulate their toes.*Early morning or evening playtimes, exercise, and walks are best.*Give your dog some homemade frozen treats.

Heatstroke in dogs: know the signs

*Raised temperature (101.5° is normal)*Rapid breathing and panting*Excess salivation and thickened saliva*Fatigue or depression*Muscle tremors*Staggering

Dehydration in dogs: know the signs

*Sunken eyes*Lethargy*Dry mouth*Depression*Gently pinch a fold of skin at the top of the neck. Is it slow to snap back?

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