Keep Your Hot Dog Happy and Healthy

Fluffy and Fido need help to stay cool when the mercury climbs
By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser User
Posted Aug 26, 2007 8:36 AM CDT
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(Newser) – They never complain, so it's easy to forget that the smallest members of the family may be suffering in the hot weather, too. Make sure your dog stays healthy with these tips from MSNBC:

  1. Coat ears and noses (or the whole body of a light-colored short-hair) with sunscreen.

  1. Ensure constant access to fresh water, especially for short-nosed breeds.
  2. Exercise your pet early in the morning or late in the evening.
  3. Consider shaving your dog.
  4. Rinse and dry fur after swimming.