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Take extra precautions to protect Fido during the dog days of summer

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Keeping your dog cool and hydrated on those hot summer days protects him from potentially fatal heat stroke.

During the hot summer months, stories about pets being left outside or in hot cars by their owners unfortunately become almost commonplace on the evening news. Although it seems like common sense, having a fur coat prevents your dog from sweating like you do to cool down, so leaving him in high temperatures for extended periods of time can cause serious damage or, worse yet, be fatal.

The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association strongly advises animal owners to take extra precautions with their pets on hot, sunny days this summer by following these crucial instructions.

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