Hiking causes three dogs to die, one to faint: how to keep your dog safe
According to Marielle Mohs of KTHV, in Little Rock, AR three dogs have died from heat and one has passed out while hiking. All of this tragedy has just been in the month of July.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park Interpreter, Jillian Rossi explains, “The humidity affects people, but it affects dogs up to three times more.” In other words, if you’re hot, your dog is probably hotter. Pinnacle officials also warn pet parents to always be prepared when hiking. Bring plenty of water, and make sure your dog has the stamina to complete the hike.
Check out these other important safety tips!
For tips to safely hike with your dog, click here >
For tips to keep your dog cool in the hot summer heat, click here >
To learn more about avoiding/recognizing signs of heat stroke click here >
If you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call your veterinarian – they are your best resource to ensure the health and well-being of your pets.
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