July 25, 2016 1 min read 0 Comments

The United States is in the grips of a massive heat wave, which means it's important to limit your little dog's time outside, especially small breeds with thick coats or dogs with short muzzles, including Shih Tzus, Pugs, French Bulldogs and Pekingese. Plan on early morning and late evening walks. You already know this - never leave a dog inside a hot car. 

Also be wary of hot pavement so you don't burn your little pup's paws. 

If you notice excessive panting and think your dog is overheating, get you pup indoors and a bathtub or sink and run cool water over your pup. You can find more information about heatstroke in dogs at PetMD