10 Rules for Dogs in Hot Weather


Written by: Phil Monahan

The cute Labrador puppy in the video above has found one simple way to stay cool, but she can’t stay on the vent all day. Much of the country is enduring serious heat waves, resulting in wildfires out West and sever thunderstorms in the mid-Atlantic. Such weather can be equally dangerous for your dog. The folks at PetMD have put together an excellent page on the causes and symptoms of heat stroke in dogs. It’s well worth your time to familiarize yourself with these signs.

There are, of course, ways to minimize the risk of heat stroke, and writing in The Telegraph, veterinarian Pete Wedderburn offers 10 rules for summertime dog care, ranging from the obvious (“Never leave a dog alone in a car”) to the not-so-obvious (“Give your dog 10% less food than normal”.


Click here to see the full list.

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