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Canine: Summer Safety!

Summer is here, and it's essential to prepare for the heat with our furry friends! Keeping them hydrated is crucial during warmer days. Ensure fresh water is always available, especially during outdoor activities.

Take breaks in shaded areas to prevent overheating, carry a spray bottle of water to give your dog a "mist," choose a water bottle that has a fold-down lip so your dog can easily have a drink, and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest hours of the day.

Dogs cool off by panting as well as through their feet! Their paws have a type of sweat gland called merocrine glands, located in their paw pads, which also help facilitate cooling. So if you see a source of water… jump in! Always be mindful of heat stress signs such as excessive panting or lethargy.

Let's make this summer safe and enjoyable for our beloved pets!



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