Beat The Heat And Have Some Summer Fun With These 8 Dog-Friendly Tips

2. Do Not Leave Your Dog in the Car

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Just like you wouldn’t leave a child in a car on a hot day, never leave a dog in a hot car. Temperatures inside your vehicle can rapidly exceed 100 degrees, even with the windows cracked open. If you can’t bring the dog with you on your errands, leave him at home.

1. Watch for Signs of Heat Exhaustion and Dehydration

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Most importantly, keep an eye out for possible signs of overheating. Such signs begin with heavy panting and drooling and progress to a rapid heartbeat, trouble breathing, and weakness or agitation. You can also check you dog’s gums. If you see red or dark colors on his gums or tongue, your dog may be suffering from heatstroke. Take your dog to the vet if you see any of these signs.

You can also help your dog adjust to the summer by giving your furry friend a space where he can stay cool. An air-conditioned room or a kiddy pool outside can make a world of difference for your pet. Above all else, keep your eyes peeled for possible problems and be ready to take your dog to the vet if those problems arise.

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