The sun is shining. Temperatures are rising. The grill is going. School is out. Life is good in the summer time. Everyone gets to spend more time outside, including our dogs. But with higher temps comes higher risks, and heatstroke in dogs can turn deadly quickly. Heatstroke occurs when your dog's temperature rises to 104.9 degrees-109.4 degrees (normal range is 101-102.5 degrees). As we enjoy these summer months, we must always be careful, cautious, and remember that if you're feeling hot - your dog's feeling hotter. Keep reading for tips on how to avoid heatstroke in your dog, what to look out for, and how heatstroke is treated.
Recently we were able to hold a private training session for our staff with our friends over at A Pleasant Dog, courtesy of Merck Animal Health. Our trainer Jen covered many topics with us, including but not limited to:
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