With the temps of summer in full swing we need to be mindful about our pets. Heat Stroke is a potentially deadly situation that can occur when dogs are exposed to extreme heat. Follow these tips to help protect your best friend when it gets steamy outside:
🐾Older dogs are less able to deal with exercise in hot weather, so best to keep them cool inside.
🐾It takes an avg. of 60 days for a dog to get acclimated to warmer temps. So when it gets hot quick, they may not be ready.
🐾Dogs with flat smooshy faces are extremely prone to heat attacks and should always avoid hot temps.
🐾When the temp is above 80 degrees it is recommended to avoid exercise in the great outdoors.
🐾If your dog seems too hot slow cooling is best, think airconditioned car or building. Avoid soaking with cold water as this can increase the chance of making the heat attack worse.
🐾Always provide cool water breaks for you and your pup.
🐾If you are out in the elements and your furry friend becomes tired, pants uncontrollably, seems weak or disoriented it is time to seek emergency help!!