Dogs seem to love the summertime and for good reason. Owners are more inclined to take, long, leisurely walks with their pets in the evening, or let their dogs accompany them on a fun hike or a road trip. And what pooch wouldn't appreciate lazy summer afternoons spent lounging in the yard?
Though being active and engaged is likely to boost your dog's mood and health, the heat of summer can often be difficult for pets to weather.
According to the StarGazette.com, it's important that pet owners make sure their dog isn't exposed to high temperatures for long periods of time. The news source suggests that a dog is inclined to follow their owner wherever they go, even if the heat is uncomfortable and possibly dangerous to the loyal canine.
If your pet exhibits signs that indicate they're overheating - like glassy eyes or frequent panting - it's safest to take your furry friend to the vet.
In general, finding a shady spot to rest and making sure to give your pet plenty of water on warm days will be enough to ensure that man's best friend enjoys the summer as much as we do!
If you're looking for an animal companion to enjoy the season with, visit your local animal rescue
shelter to find a dog that's right for you.