Pets and Hot Weather: Keep it Cool
by dogwalker8
 Touch of Home Pet Care
06:09 PM, Monday, July 02

Even the healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke, and sunburn if overexposed to the heat.

Dogs, cats, and horses can suffer from the same problems that human’s do—overheating, dehydration and even sunburn—when the temperature rises. By taking these simple precautions from ASPCA experts (and my own info), you can keep your animal companions happy and healthy.

When the temperature is very high, don’t let your pet stand on hot asphalt. Their body can heat up quickly, and sensitive paw pads can burn. Keep walks to a minimum during these times.

I put a wet bandanna around my Golden’s neck when the temperature is high. She loves it and keeps her a little cooler. Outward Hound makes cooling bandannas for your pooch. It comes in small to large dog sizes. Read more...

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