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Which Dog Breeds Are Most At Risk From The Summer Heat?

Which Dog Breeds Are Most At Risk From The Summer Heat?

Here at the WoofPost, we’ve talked about protecting your dog from hot weather and the dangers of heatstroke, but some dog breeds are more susceptible to heat injury than others.  Make no mistake, all dogs are subject to overheating, heat exhaustion and heatstroke if the conditions are right. Heatstroke and heat exhaustion can lead to cardiac arrest and death.  But there are some breeds that just don’t do as well in the heat as others do. Dogs with very thick coats and long hair generally are more prone to heat injury than others. These breeds include the Alaskan Malamute, Siberian…
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Protecting Your Dog From Hot Weather This Summer

Protecting Your Dog From Hot Weather This Summer

With hot summer weather either here or on it’s way in much of the country, it’s important to know how to protect your dog from the dangerous effects of getting overheated. Not only can hot weather make your dog uncomfortable, it can at times even be life threatening.  On hot days, if your dog is outside, make sure he has a shady place in which to rest. A doghouse is not a good idea, as they can quickly overheat by trapping heat inside. Get one of those relatively inexpensive child wading pools and fill it with several inches of water…
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