Dog Days of Summer
While the tri-state has received some relief from the recent high temperatures that are making millions of Americans miserable the heat can be deadly when it comes to the family pet.
Pet owners are reminded there is a lot of summer left and the so-called dog days of summer usually don’t arrive until August.
Veterinarians want dog owners to know what to watch for and how to protect their four-legged friends when that heat returns.
They say it’s important not to walk dogs on hot pavement and to make sure they have plenty of water. Dogs with thin coats can get sunburned and putting sunscreen on them isn’t out of the question.
Long-haired dogs should be brushed to get rid of their winter coat.
And when a dog is less active and alert, shows increased panting and excessive drooling, it’s time to call the vet.