By Caren Burmeister
It’s 106 degrees Fahrenheit outside, or at least it feels like it, and Fido is wagging his tail and scratching at the door. He’s begging to go running at the park. If you can handle the heat, so can he, right? Wrong.
“Unlike people, dogs can’t sweat to cool themselves,” says Dr. Alanna Lowry, a veterinarian at Fleming Island Pet Clinic. “People will bring them out in the same situations, but dogs are more susceptible.”