If your pet is as important to you as mine is to me, you may want to check out this article on summer and taking care of our pets.
"Summer Survival Guide for Your Pets"
There's a reason these are called the "dog days of summer" — just imagine living through triple-digit temperatures covered in fur.
Dr. Marty Becker dropped by "Good Morning America" with the top tips for dog and cat owners to make their pet safer, more comfortable and travel-ready during the summer months.
Which Pets Are Most at Risk in the Heat?
Do you know which pets are most at risk during these hot days? Very young, very old and overweight dogs and cats, and short-nosed breeds like pugs, bulldogs and terriers.
Short-nosed breeds (also called brachycephalic breeds) with pushed-in faces are prone to breathing difficulties. Dogs pant to get rid of excess heat, and these dogs are the worst panters, which inhibits their ability to get rid of heat. Think of a human who can't sweat.
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