By Paul Schmitt
Dogs may be Man’s best friend, but the hot and humid temperatures of summer are certainly not pet-friendly. Dr. Jordan Koblica of Door County Veterinary Hospital and Luxemburg Pet Clinic says a few preventative measures can go a long way in protecting your dog in the heat.
Dr. Koblica says if you ever have to travel and leave a pet in a vehicle for a brief time, be sure to park in a shaded area while keeping the air-conditioner on. Keeping a dish of fresh, cool water available to your pet at all times is advised as well. If you suspect symptoms of heat stroke, like excessive panting and lethargic behavior from your dog, Dr. Koblica recommends bringing your pet to a veterinarian immediately.