So you’ve got a dog. And now you’re wondering how to keep your dog cool in the summer. If you’re anything like us, you want your pet to be as comfortable and happy as possible. And who doesn’t want their pet to be happy?
There are a lot of things that can affect your dog’s comfort level in the summertime. The temperature, humidity, and wind all have a big impact on how hot (or cold) your dog feels when it comes time for them to go outside. Read on as a vet offers tips on how to keep Fido cool in the summer heat.
Heatstroke is a serious condition that can occur when dogs are exposed to high temperatures for extended periods of time.
While dogs are more prone to overheating than humans, they are also much harder to cool down. This is because they have a higher ratio of surface area to body weight than humans and they do not perspire as easily.
Symptoms of heatstroke in dogs include:
If you suspect your dog has heatstroke, immediately contact your veterinarian.
So what can you do? Well, there are a few things that we recommend:
If you have more questions or wish to schedule Fido for a checkup, feel free to call us, your local vet today!