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Hot Weather Precautions

You’d never leave your dog in a car on a hot summer day. But chances are, you may not think twice about clipping on the leash and taking your Labrador Retriever for a brisk jog or hike.

Hot Weather Precautions

  1. joggingAvoid the Heat. Make a point to exercise your dog in the morning or early evening when the temperatures and humidity are lower.
  2. Walk, don’t run. If you must take your dog out in the heat, walking is a better option.
  3. Keep flat-nosed dogs indoors. The compressed anatomy of brachycephalic dogs can make breathing a challenge, so they are especially vulnerable to the heat.
  4. Lose the extra pounds. If your dog has lost his waist line, talk to your veterinarian about diets and other strategies to help reduce the extra layer.
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