Prevention Magazine offers the following timely advice on keeping your dog safe and healthy during the summer heat. Try to limit outdoor exercise to the cooler mornings and evenings. Keep walks short and sweet and have water handy while you’re out.
Watch for warning signs
If your dog slows down, seeks shade or pants excessively, he might be getting overheated. Bright red gums and excessive drooling are also concerning. As overheating progresses to heat stroke, your pet might vomit, appear weak, or even faint. If that happens he may need medical intervention to lower his body temperature, so get to the vet immediately. (Paraphrased from Prevention Magazine Aug. 2020)