Exercising with Your Dog in the Summer

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Exercising with Your Dog In the Summer

Make sure your dog is in shape before undertaking any vigorous activities.  Bring a collapsible dog bowl and a supply of drinking water.  If you take your dog running, keep an eye out for signs of heat exhaustion, such as excessive panting, salivation, vomiting or staggering.  Watch the weather. Taking your dog out for a workout on a hot or humid day could lead to heat stroke.  If your dog gets severely overheated, immediately carry it to a shady spot, allow it to drink small amounts of water and hose it down if possible. Periodically check your dog’s feet for cuts, thorns or cracked pads.  Keep pets licensed and on a leash, and scoop the poop.  Don’t take your dog for a run or workout right after it’s eaten.