As the weather changes and gets warmer, bodies change; you wear fewer clothes and protect yourselves from the heat. What happens to your dog if it gets too warm or overexerted from exercise and physical activities? The human sweats to cool off in such conditions but many pet parents wonder what happens to their pets; do dogs sweat? Contact your local Rockford-area veterinarian as listed below or one closest to your home to find out how to help your overheated dog.
Dogs do sweat but not in the same manner that we do, through our skin and sweat glands. They actually expel their heat through the pads of their feet. Another way that they prevent overheating is by panting, which dilates the blood vessels of their face and ears. Because of the way they do expel excess heat, it is imperative to keep your pet well-hydrated. If the pet is dehydrated, it is at greater risk for injury when hot.
Whenever a dog is going through excess heat or overexertion, it is up to you as the responsible owner to be sure your pet is protected and provided ample water. A dog does not know how to quit when it has had too much, the way humans do with too much heat, exhaustion and uncontrollable sweating. They rely on you for help, control and good health. Remember the effects of heat on your dog, be sure it is well hydrated and limit exertion in hot weather. Proper maintenance and hydration can save the life and health of your dog.
For Rockford, Illinois and area residents, if you need great care for your furry best friends, while on vacation, at work or anytime, check out this site at Domesti Staffing Pet Care. You can contact Carol with any questions at Domestic Staffing Contact. She is quick with her responses. For other great local pet care – go to - Pet Care in Rockford, Happy Paws Pet Care, Dave’s Doggie Den Pet Care.
If you are seeking Veterinary assistance in the Rockford area, you can check out one of these at - Rockford Vet Clinics, Bellwood Vet, Rockford Veterinarians, Perryville Veterinarian , Cat Veterinarians Specialists
For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO - 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 - Petco or your local PETSMART - 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 - Petsmart -Petland, (815) 332-4200 - Petland
For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations - 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 - 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 - 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 - 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 - CVS Pharmacy
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