Summer Heat is Dangerous for Your Dog

Pets can easily become dehydrated during the summer, and symptoms such as decreased skin elasticity, dry gums, lethargy and sunken eyes are not always easy to spot, says veterinary internal medicine specialist Jennifer Reinhart, who notes dogs should be given ample access to clean drinking water, especially during exercise. Veterinary critical care specialist Caroline Tonozzi says excessive panting can cause dangerous swelling in the throat, and hot pavement can burn unprotected paws. READ MORE

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