It's summer and if you're new to the dog scene you may not know how to detect if your fur baby is overheating or suffering from dehydration. There are signs that you can look for to make sure your pup has a safe and playful summer.
There are a few ways to check for dehydration- check to see if the dog has sunken eyes, dry mouth, gums and nose. You can also check your dog's skin to make sure when it is pulled back it gets back into its original position.
While it is normal to see your dog pant when hot, it is a sign that your dog is hot and is trying to cool off. If the panting is caused by disorientation and fast, noisy breathing, that could be a sign of overheating.
If your dog is overheating, you can make sure they have plenty of water, move them into a shady, cooler area or even encourage them to take a dip in a pool or shower off under a hose or in the tub.
To see all the signs and solutions, click the panting pup below ↓