Heatstroke With Dogs – What To Know And What To Do

Dogs in particular just can’t handle high temperatures the way humans can. They cool themselves through rapid breathing to exchange warm air for cool air – but when the air temperature is similar to body temperature, cooling by rapid breathing doesn’t do the job very well. Even 80-degree air temperatures can be dangerous, especially if it’s humid or there’s direct sun.

How Do I Know If My Dog Is Overweight?

Studies suggest that 25 – 40% of dogs in the US are overweight. Excess weight puts a dog at risk for a multitude of health problems including cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, respiratory problems, and joint/ skeletal disorders.

Should I Brush My Dog’s Teeth?

Studies show that nearly all dogs with noticeably bad breath are actually suffering from periodontal disease, a result of plaque build-up. If left untreated, this can lead to serious bacterial infection, possibly spreading to a dog’s kidney, liver, heart, and brain.