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Summer Safety Tips – Dogs

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Summer safety tips for pets

Your dog does not feel the heat as you do. His body is designed to conserve heat.

A dog’s sweat glands are located on the pads of his feet and nose, and they are inadequate for cooling your dog’s total body mass on hot days.

The only innate cooling mechanism your dog has is panting. If a dog breathes in hot air, especially if he is panting, it doesn’t take long for brain and organ damage to occur due to heat stroke.

Keep your dog safe

A puppies body can heat three to five times more quickly than that of an adult.

They also possess fewer sweat glands than adults and can’t adapt quickly to an increase of temperature. A body temperature of 107 degrees is lethal.

Stay safe this summer.

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