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Keeping Pups Cool in the Summer

During summertime walks, it's important to keep dogs cool and prevent them from overheating. Here are some tips to help you achieve that:

1. Walk your dog during the cooler times of the day, when possible.

2. Avoid walking your dog on hot pavements, as it can burn their paw pads.

3. Bring a collapsible water bowl and a bottle of water to keep your dog hydrated.

4. Use a cooling vest or bandana to help regulate your dog's body temperature.

5. Allow your dog to rest in shaded areas during the walk.

6. Avoid strenuous activities such as running or playing fetch during hot weather.

7. Consider walking near bodies of water, where your dog can take a dip to cool off.

8. Trim your dog's fur to keep them cool, but avoid shaving them completely as it can lead to sunburn.

9. Watch out for signs of overheating such as excessive panting, drooling, and lethargy.

10. If your dog shows signs of overheating, take them to a cool, shaded area and give them water and get them home as soon as you can. If the symptoms persist, seek veterinary attention.

Happy Walking!


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