Top 10 Tips for Your Dog this Summer

Summer is here, and with it, higher temperatures. The following tips are intended to make sure your dog stays safe and comfortable throughout the long, hot summer.”

  1. Keep her hydrated! Dogs generally require 3 ounces of water per pound of body weight per day, although this can vary by breed, environment, and activity level. If in doubt, check with your vet to make sure your dog is getting enough precious liquid.
  2. Prevent heat stroke. Heat stroke is a very real threat for dogs. When the temperature outside is above 80 degrees, even a short walk can overheat your dog, especially an elderly or overweight dog. Symptoms of heat stroke include:
    1. elevated temperature
    2. heavy panting or difficulty breathing
    3. excessive drooling
    4. increased heart rate
    5. diarrhea and vomiting
    6. a glazed or anxious expression
    7. redness around eyes
    8. weakness
    9. sudden collapse