Today’s PetMeds Spotlight is on exercising with your pet. Being a Pompano Beach based company in the Sunshine State of Florida, it’s important to be mindful of the temperatures when exercising with your pet.
Dogs don’t sweat in the traditional sense, they pant, and if you have a dog that is prone to respiratory issues, or just generally have trouble breathing at a high rate like a pug, heat stroke is a real possibility.
Most experts agree, walking your dog in the early hours of the day, or closer to sunset is the best time for your pet. Carrying water is a must, and if you suspect something may be wrong, allowing the dog to cool down slowly is the best option, suddenly spraying your dog with the hose, or throwing them in the pool can do more harm than good if you suspect heat stroke is imminent.