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Pets are susceptible to heatstroke if they get too hot. Some warning signs of heatstroke are excessive panting, difficulty breathing, drooling, weakness, increased heart and respiratory rate, stupor, collapse, and seizures. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet exhibits any warning signs.

Keep pets cool and hydrated by providing plenty of fresh, clean drinking water. A small wading pool filled with water is an ideal place for your pet to cool off.

Outside pets need a shady area to lie down in. Doghouses are not ideal shelter in high heat because temperatures can soar higher inside the doghouse than outside.

Never leave pets in a vehicle, even with the windows down. Temperatures in a car can rise to well over 100 degrees within a matter of minutes.

Walk pets early in the mornings or evenings when it’s cooler.

Hot asphalt and sand can burn your pet’s paws. If it’s too hot for your bare feet, it’s too hot for their paws.

Dogs can sunburn, especially those with short hair, white fur and pink skin. Apply sunblock made for animals on their ears and nose 30 minutes before going outside.

Dogs with flat faces, such as Pugs and Bulldogs, have a hard time staying cool because they don’t pant efficiently. They do much better inside with air conditioning.

Shaving your dog is not always advisable because a dog’s coat protects it from overheating and sunburn. Check with your groomer on what's best for your breed of dog.

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