DEHYDRATION AND OVERHEATING
I see a lot of people exercising their pets mid-day on these extremely hot days and worry about the dogs because their people sure don't seem to be. Of course, a lot of people don't have much sense about how to exercise themselves safely when the mercury rises to triple digits and air quality sucks, but their dogs don't have any say in the matter. They'll obediently trot alongside their owners until they drop. Please don't make them do that! The dangers of dehydration and overheating in summer can put your dog at risk of illness or death. Learn the warning signs to look for. Here's advice from the AKC Canine Health Foundation. They talk mostly about field dogs, but the advice applies to all dogs.
AND DON'T LEAVE YOUR DOG IN THE CAR ON HOT DAYS, AT ALL! ROLLING DOWN THE WINDOWS DOES NOTHING. MY DOG IS COOL. IS YOURS?