With summer in full swing, many dog owners are anxious to get their pets - and themselves - off the couch and out in the sunshine. But as tempting as it may be to take Fido with you during your summer jaunts, remember that the sweltering heat can take its toll on your dog. From WebVet, here are 10 important things to remember as you and your dog prepare for the summer heat:
Ten tips to keep your dog safe from summer heat
Protect your dog from heat stroke
Like humans, dogs can quickly come down with a bad case of heat stroke. However, unlike people, our canine counterparts have very limited ability to cool off by sweating. Dogs have sweat glands on their foot pads only. Their main mechanism for cooling down is panting and it can be insufficient to lower body temperature on a very hot day.