Hiking in extreme heat can be dangerous--even more so for your dog.
Three dogs have died, and one passed out, from hiking a mountain in Arkansas in 90-degree weather this summer.
There are ways to prevent your dog from having health problems, or even dying, because of the heat.
So, if you're hiking with your dog and it's hot, remember that your pooch is being affected three times more by the heat.
Here are a few simple precautions that can help keep your dog safe:
- Hike when it's cooler, like in the morning or evening.
- Pick an easier, level trail.
- Carry lots of water.
- Take frequent breaks.
- Bring rubbing alcohol to rub on their paws if they do overheat.