My two puppies, Shadow and Teddy, are my babies. They are as important to me as my two sons and because of that I try to stay up to date on their care.
Several points that stuck out in my head were:
- Pets are a lot like kids in the summer! Often times they don’t realize how hot it is & will overdo it on very hot days.
- If your dog is overheating NEVER use ice or very cold water to cool your pet. Instead, place a cool, wet towel over them.
- Dogs and cats can get sunburned, especially those with light or short coats. Protection is key when in the sun for long periods.
- Common signs of heatstroke are labored breathing & excessive panting. For more info on how to treat it visit:
Did any of these points surprise you?