Keeping your dog Cool
By admin | Mar 16th, 2015 | Owner Tips

You may think your dog looks happily relaxed sunbathing in the summer sun, but in-fact prolonged sun exposure not only leads to heat exhaustion, but can also cause sunburn if your dog is not suitably protected. Remember that dogs cannot cool themselves by sweating like humans. Dogs keep themselves cool by sweating a small amount through their pads, but the main way your dog will keep cool is by panting. Unfortunately panting is not enough when it comes to extreme hot and humid days. Because a dog depends on rapid breathing to exchange warm air for cool air, when air temperature is close to body temperature, cooling by rapid breathing is not an efficient process. Heatstroke in dogs It can happen very quickly and if you see the signs you will need to react quickly. NEVER throw your ...

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