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Author Topic: How to Prevent Your Dog From Overheating on the Hiking Trail  (Read 150 times)
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billyD
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« on: July 15, 2018, 10:48:08 AM »

This summer has brought extreme temperatures to many U.S. states.

Human hikers know that it’s important to carry enough water, wear loose-fitting clothes and don a wide-brimmed hat when venturing out in temperatures that can reach — or exceed – 100 degrees.

But what about their canine companions?

Dogs don’t have the same options to shield themselves from the heat; all they can do is to follow wherever they are led — and sometimes this can have deadly consequences.

In past summers, Arkansas’ Pinnacle Mountain State Park has seen multiple dogs overheat and die while out hiking with their owners.

Other dogs have passed out from heat exhaustion.,

Here is what to look for and what to do;

https://www.care2.com/causes/how-to-prevent-your-dog-from-overheating-on-the-hiking-trail.html
 
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Mandycat
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2018, 12:28:05 PM »

The comments following this story generally say it all - don't take your dog hiking when it is hot!  You probably shouldn't go yourself either!  No hike is worth dying.
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