Brian Peck


Summer’s heating up! – How to keep your dog cool during extreme temperatures

We’re in the dog days of summer, which means it has the potential to be very hot. That means you may want to help keep your pet dog nice and cool. Veterinarian Dr. Scott Miller says that warning signs a dog may be suffering with heatstroke include excessive panting, drooling and losing balance and even collapsing or vomiting. He says if you see any of those symptoms you should contact your vet immediately.

Otherwise, there are ways to help keep your dog cool: you can encourage them to stay in shaded areas, put down damp towels for them to lie on, put a sprinkler on for them, avoid walking them at the hottest times of day, and introduce games that don’t involve too much running (e.g. freeze food and make a puzzle), among other things.