Summer Health Tips for Pets

As a proud member of the Bayer Animal Health PET INFLUENCER TEAM, I strive to share information and support initiatives that help achieve every pet parent's goal of HAPPY AND HEALTHY PETS

Today I'm sharing some important Summer Health Tips for Pets that were provided to the Bayer Pet Influencer Team by Bayer Veterinarian, Dr. Zachary Miller.

Dogs and Panting

🐶 Dogs have sweat glands, they're in their feet!

🐶 Unlike people, dogs don't rely on sweating as a major way to cool off.

🐶 When dogs pant they utilize walled off areas in their lungs where oxygen is not exchanged. If they didn't do this, they would hyperventilate!

🐶 It may not appear this way to humans, but dogs use a lot of energy when panting.

🐶 Overweight dogs and brachycephalic dog breeds, such as Pugs, Boxers, Boston Terriers, Pekingese, and Lhasa Apsos have a high risk of suffering heat strokes.

🐶 A common sign of heat stroke in pets is bloody diarrhea.

Thanks to Bayer Animal Health and Dr. Zachary Miller for sharing these pet health tips!

Approximately 60% or more of an adult animal's body weight is water!  It's important to keep your pets well hydrated, especially in the hot Summer weather.

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Summer Health Tips for Pet from Bayer Animal Health
Thanks to Bayer Animal Health and Dr. Zachary Miller for sharing these Pet Health Tips on why dogs pant!

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Ruby said...

That is some FABulous info! Ma didn't knows that bloddy poopies could mean heat stroke! I likes panting, it means I can gets my tongue out, and fling my slobbers further! BOL!!! oh, I guess that's not medically important....☺
Ruby ♥

M. K. Clinton said...

Great information! Congratulations on being a part of the Bayer Influence Team! Woo Hoo!

Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them said...

LOL! flinging slobbers probably isn't medically important, but it's fun! I wasn't aware of the bloody poops either, good info to know though, right?

Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them said...

Thank you on both counts Melissa! I really am honored to be part of the Bayer Pet Influencer Network. They're such a wonderful company.

jank1961 said...

Great information! Our beagle Cricket seems much more tired on hot summer evenings. It must be all the panting she does after our (short) play sessions!
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them said...

Thanks Janet! I find that when the humidity is high my dogs get much more tired too.

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