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Jun 06 2014

Summer time fun with your dog!

Jackson enjoys a dip in the pool as Archie looks to join in

 With the first day of summer only a few weeks away and the warmer weather upon us, the pups at Doggies Day Care have been enjoying some time by the pool!

Enjoying the summer with your k-9 companion can be great but just like us they can sometimes get a little too much sun. Make sure to always provide fresh water for your dog during the hot summer months and NEVER leave a dog in a hot car! Even if you think you’re only going to be gone for a few minutes, the temperature inside a car on a hot day can reach temperatures over 120 degrees! Also keep an eye out for any of the following signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion in dogs.

  • -Unusual breathing – rapid and loud
  • Extreme thirst
  • Unusual weakness and/or fatigue
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Disorientation
  • A bright red tongue and pale gums
  • Skin around muzzle or neck doesn’t snap back when pinched
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Increased heart rate.

 

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