A frequent question by many pet owners is if the dog sweats. It is a common concern during the heat of summer and high temperatures. Dogs do not sweat in a sense the same way that humans do because they do not have sweat glands all over their bodies the same way we do. If your dog is exposed to summer weather and begins to overheat, your local Rockford-area veterinarian as listed below or one closest to your home in order to help you to find relief for your pet.
Humans expel excess heat by way of sweat glands located all over the body through the skin. Sweat glands on dogs are primarily located around the paw pads. To prevent overheating, dogs will look for puddles to cool off along with excessive panting and dilating of the blood vessels in the skin layers of the ears and face. Dogs do indeed sweat but in different ways than their humans.
Because they can overheat easily, always be sure they have excess water to drink to avoid dehydration. A dehydrated dog is more at risk for injury during hot weather. Your dog should have a continual supply of fresh drinking water and a small pool to cool off wouldn’t be a bad idea, as long as you can monitor pool time.
When it comes to a thirsty dog, you know it will stop at nothing to get a drink, whether from the sink, toilet, a puddle outside, in planters or any source of fluid. This is why it is important to provide ample water supplies and avoid access to contaminated fluids that could be tempting but harmful for your dog. You can protect your dog from the harmful effects of excess summer heat.
If you are looking for wholesome, natural and homemade treats for your favorite canine best friend, Led foot’s Pet Bakery near the Rockford area is happy to meet your needs. Check out the website at Ledfoot Bakery. Contact Susan Weitzel at 815 784-6358, Ledfoot Bakery Contact.
If you are seeking Veterinary assistance in the Rockford area, you can check out one of these at – Rockford Vet Clinics, Bellwood Vet, Rockford Veterinarians, Perryville Veterinarian , Cat Veterinarians Specialists
For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO – 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 – Petco or your local PETSMART – 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 – Petsmart -Petland, (815) 332-4200 – Petland
For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations – 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 – 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 – 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 – 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 – CVS Pharmacy
For the grooming needs of your Chihuahua in or near the Rockford area, you can contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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