Don’t Let Your Hound Get Too Hot

The summer months are a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your pup. But if you’re not careful, fun in the sun can quickly turn dangerous. Dogs can’t regulate their body temperatures as well as we can, so it’s important to know the signs of overheating.

The main signs to look out for are heavy panting, dry or pale gums, increased drooling, and deep, rapid breathing. If you notice any of these signs, your dog may be getting too hot. If you know what to look out for, you can get your pup the help they need.

Make sure u drink all the waters and play in all the pools today in dis heat!!!

Posted by Maisymoments on Saturday, June 10, 2017

If your dog is overheating, it’s important to take action quickly. Get them out of direct sun and to a shaded or air conditioned area as soon as possible. You can start by cooling them down with damp towels on the neck, hind legs, and ears. Try to get them to drink some water, but don’t feed them ice. Ice is too cold and could shock their system.

As always, when you think something might be wrong with your dog, it’s important to contact your vet. They know what’s best for your pet’s health and can make sure they get the treatment they need. When it comes to their health, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

 

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Lisa Miceli

Lisa is a 20-something (inching closer to 30 ahh!) living in New York City for the past 10 years and loving every minute of it! Not able to sleep without the hustle and bustle of the city blaring through her windows, she is also accustomed to her dog-child, Louis, taking up all the space in her small apartment, as well as in her heart. She is very excited to be a member of The Dog Agency team!