Nathan’s advice to prevent hot dogs

Nathan’s top heat tip: Nap in a sunbeam in the air conditioning.

 

Nathan is pretty sure you know better than leaving a dog in a car on a hot day. That would be cruel and even deadly.

On very hot days, dogs don’t have to be in a car to get dangerously overheated.

Symptoms of overheating in pets include excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness, stupor or collapse.

Animals with flat faces, like Pugs and Persian cats, are more susceptible to heat stroke since they cannot pant as effectively. These pets, along with the elderly, the overweight, and those with heart or lung diseases, should be kept cool in air-conditioned rooms as much as possible according to the ASPCA.

On hot days, don’t let your dog linger on hot asphalt where paw pads can burn.

 

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