Not So Much Fun in the Summer Sun


By now I am sure everyone has seen a video of what happens when you are locked in a car in even moderate outdoor temperatures.... Just in case there is one at the end of this, featuring a tuff NFL player.... .

Today's questions...
Have ya ever done the barefoot-tip-toe-fire-walk across the hot pavement? How about thought you were gonna pass out after some light gardening in the heat?

Now think about doing that in a fur coat... when you are excited to be chasing that awesome ball, you human just tossed.... or watching you younger human play soccer at the park... Even breeds that are not "short snouted" or extra furry can be at risk.

"Even the healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn if overexposed to the heat," says Dr. Lila Miller, ASPCA Veterinary Advisor, "and heat stroke can be fatal if not treated promptly." YIKES

For more information on the signs of heatstroke, what to do and how to prevent check out Hot Weather Tips

Not familiar with the signs of heatstroke... this is a pretty good video by Greg Martinez DVM.