7 Tips to Prevent Your Dog’s Symptoms of Heat Stroke During Summer

Dogs and other pets are more prone to heatstroke than humans, so it’s important to keep cool when summer temperatures start to soar. Symptoms in dogs with heat stroke may include increased breathing, red gums, painful or hectic behavior, profuse salivation, vomiting and diarrhea. Dogs are generally good at regulating their body temperature, but on hot days they may need a little help. Here are seven simple yet easily overlooked tips to keep your dog from turning into a hot dog.

1. Never leave your dog in the car in hot weather (even with the windows slightly down).

2. If your dog has white ears or nose, use pet sunscreen. You can get some from your local dog doctor or vet.

3. If you don’t have many shade trees in your yard, it’s very important to create well-ventilated shade areas for your dog.

4. Check the weather forecast and if it is very hot, make sure to take your dog for a walk early in the morning.

5. Make sure there are water troughs around the garden (in the shade) in case it falls over.

6. If you have a metal tray in the back of your truck, make sure you cover it so your dog’s paw pads don’t burn.

7. If you have shade trees, open porches, or built-in shade areas, be sure to put your dog bed and kennel here.

4 Critical Things to Look For When Choosing a Vet For Your Dog

After you get your new dog or puppy for the first time, choosing a vet is one of the most important things you should do. It is very important to choose the right vet for the job. In fact, your dog’s life even depends on it.

When choosing a vet for your dog, you should be just as careful as choosing a pediatrician for your child.

To get you started, I’ve listed the 4 most critical things to keep in mind when choosing a vet for your new furry friend. Following these instructions will make your dog and your life easier.

1) Cleaning and organization

When I go to a restaurant, one of the ways I measure the quality of the place is to go to the toilet. If the bathroom is clean I’m sure they will take pride in every aspect of their job. In the case of veterinarians, this is reflected in the layout of their offices. If these spots are messy or even dirtier, it’s not a good sign. Would you choose to see a doctor in a dirty exam room? Go with your gut, your furry best friend deserves better.

2) References

Word of mouth is one of the most reliable methods of choosing a veterinarian. Ask your canine friends and family who their vets are. Ask them to like them, and more importantly, ask their dog to like them.

3) Listen to your dog’s intuition

On the first visit to the vet, they should thoroughly examine your dog by feeling the dog’s body looking for any unusual bumps or swelling. He should check the dog’s ears, eyes and tongue.

The key here is to pay attention to your dog and pay attention to how he behaves. Your dog may not like this procedure (dogs like owners don’t like to be poked and prodded), but he shouldn’t be scared. The vet’s hands should move gently and easily over your dog’s body.

4) close to home

Finally, it is very important that your new vet is a reasonable distance from your home. Remember, in an emergency, you don’t want to drive an hour to take your dog to the vet.

So remember to choose your vet wisely. Your dog’s life depends on it!

 

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