How to Know if Your Dog Is Overheating
It seems that every year there is a news report about an athlete that falls victim to a heat related illness. One of the most notorious cases happened in 2001 and involved Pro Bowl NFL star Korey Stringer. Stringer was a professional athlete and his body was trained for heavy activity, But during that year’s training camp Stringer collapsed and died from a heat stroke. This tragedy happened because there were minimal preventative measures taken by his team, the Minnesota Vikings. His high profile death was the beginning of a movement by the NFL and a broadening of the American consciousness to make sure such travesties would not happen. Unfortunately, it took a death for Americans to realize that even superstar professional athletes need protection from the heat. But as pet owners, we should not wait for a similar tragedy to happen before we take preventive measures to ensure our pet’s safety. Learn More...
How Do Dogs Handle the Heat?
In the same way that humans sweat, dogs use panting and a small amount of sweat that comes out of their foot pads as a way to cool their bodies down. However, this doesn’t always cool dogs down fast enough. In cases where dogs are facing extreme weather or are exercising, it is smart to provide your dog with extra assistance.Learn More...
Global Warming, Canine Cooling
Global warming isn’t just going on outside; it’s taking place in our homes! All the appliances and electronic devices we own produce a tremendous amount of heat which warms up our homes. This can be unpleasant for pets left indoors all day while we’re at work, particularly long-haired breeds. Don’t let your pets overheat while you’re away, find out more about cooling pet beds here...
Keeping Your Doggie From Being Dehydrated
Whether you’re going for a short run around the block or going hiking through the Appalachian Trail, it’s important to keep you and your pooch hydrated when you are outdoors. Doggy bowls and cold water are necessary to keep your dog healthy, but many pet owners don’t think about shade or cool beds for them. CLICK HERE
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Caring For a Longhaired Dog in the Summer
Summer is the best time of the year to trim your hair and pick out a brand new bathing suit to stay cool. Unfortunately for Fido, it takes more than a trip to the groomers to keep their tail’s wagging when the mercury starts to rise. Pooches with long and thick fur coats can suffer during the summer months, so it’s important to make sure that your pet is comfortable. CLICK HERE
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