The summer months mean three things – vacations, road trips and warmer temperatures.
But hot temperatures aren’t the only things to negatively affect your dog – high humidity does, too. Dr. Barry Kellogg, VMD, of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, said, “Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, which takes heat away from their body. If the humidity is too high, they are unable to cool themselves, and their temperature will skyrocket to dangerous levels—very quickly.”
A dog’s temperature shouldn’t go over 104 degrees. If it does, then the dog should be treated immediately for heat stroke. Signs of heat stroke can include:
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My dogs have given me an entirely new spiritual perspective on life. I now have a genuine understanding of unconditional love and provision.