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3 Summer Dog Emergencies to Look Out For

Heat stroke, car accidents and dog fights: These are the top 3 summer emergencies seen in our veterinary ER. Veterinary Receptionist Katy describes how to avoid these emergencies and enjoy a safe summer.

Signs of Heat Stroke in Dogs

3 Summer Dog Emergencies to Look Out For

During summer months, you have to be careful how long you allow your pet to be outside. Watch for these signs of heat stroke, and call your vet immediately:

  • Panting
  • Very red gums
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Dizziness or wobbly while walking

How to Keep Your Dog from Being Hit by a Car

3 Summer Dog Emergencies to Look Out For

When it’s nice out, dogs may stay out longer in the yard with less supervision, and owners tend to go on more outdoor adventures, bringing along their dogs. Sadly, we see an uptick in car accidents involving dogs in the summer. Here are tips for preventing your dog from coming in contact with vehicles:

  • Supervise your dog’s outside time in the yard, to prevent escapes
  • Regularly check your fence to make sure there aren’t any holes or gaps
  • Keep your dog on a leash during walks or outings
  • Follow safety procedures posted at dog parks to keep your dog from escaping the enclosure

Dog Fights Also Increase in the Summer

3 Summer Dog Emergencies to Look Out For

Dogs are more likely to come into contact with other dogs in the summer, and some of those encounters can result in a damaging dog fight if precautions aren’t followed.

  • On walks or when introducing your dog to a new dog, keep your dog under your direct control by leashing them
  • When you take trips to the dog park, keep your dog in your sight at all times
  • If you have an invisible fence, keep in mind that other dogs can come into your yard

Watch the Summer Dog Emergencies Video

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