SUMMER SUN AND DOGS
Let's shed a little light on a hot topic (pun intended!): Why do our fur-babies suffer in the heat?
1. Canine Cooling Mechanisms: Unlike us hoomans, dogs can't sweat through their skin to cool down. They rely on panting and releasing heat through their paw pads and nose. High temperatures can overwhelm these cooling systems, leading to heat stress or worse, heatstroke.
2. Hydration Hurdles: Dogs can become dehydrated very quickly in the heat, especially if they're super active. Dehydration not only impacts their energy levels but can lead to serious health concerns.
3. Asphalt Anguish: Ever walked barefoot on hot pavement? Then you know how painful it can be!! Dogs' paw pads can burn on hot asphalt, making their daily walks a torment.
Remember, our four-legged pals rely on us to keep them safe and comfortable. Always provide ample fresh, cold water, avoid peak sun hours for walks, and consider cooling mats or indoor activities on hot days. Let's make this summer a season of joy for our fur-friends!!🐶🐾