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Heatstroke Prevention

On very hot, humid days, the safest place for your dog is indoors, ideally in the air conditioning. If you take your dog with you, it’s important to keep him hydrated and to watch for signs of heatstroke, which include nonstop panting, hot, red skin, and weakness. At the first hint of heatstroke, play it safe and head to your local veterinary ER. If an overheated dog isn’t cooled off quickly, serious complications like organ failure and death can occur.

Heatstroke Prevention