As we enter the hot summer months it is so important to take special care of our furry friends. As the temperature goes up, they are vulnerable to injuries and illnesses - especially dogs who are playing outside in the increasing heat. Some conditions related to the hot weather include heat stroke, sunburn, and foot pad burns. Heat stroke is extremely dangerous and can lead to organ failure, seizures, brain damage, and more.
Dogs (and cats) don't have the ability to sweat, and panting just isn't enough to fully cool them down. Signs of heat stroke may include rapid panting, the skin inside the ears reddening, a bright red tongue, red or pale gums, and thick/sticky saliva. Some dogs may show weakness, dizziness, depression, and vomiting.
Be proactive and keep your furry friend safe this summer!
If you suspect your dog is suffering from heat stroke, fast action could save their life.
Our pets are our most loyal companions and naturally protective over us. Make sure you return the favor and protect them as fiercely as they protect you! Now get out there and enjoy the beautiful weather!
Check these out to keep your pup (and you!) hydrated and their paws protected:
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This Saturday, September 23rd, King Duke’s celebrates its FIFTH BIRTHDAY! According to the AKC, this makes us 36 in small, medium, and large dog years, and 45 in extra large dog years, and whatever the number, we are putting on our biggest and best party yet! What do we have in store? TONS!
Calling All Pet Photographers: whether yours is a mutt, a Westminster winner, a tiny kitten, or a pair of Persians, we want to see them! Send us your snaps and every month, the winning portrait will get a special King Duke’s prize package with which to spoil your photogenic pet!!