Summer Safety Tips for Your Australian Labradoodle

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United Animal Nation, a nonprofit animal protection group in Sacramento, Calif, just launched “My dog is cool,” a campaign entirely focused on preventing animals from dying in hot cars. Says CEO Nicole Forsyth: “Just a few minutes is too long and can become a deathtrap.” 

A dog can only withstand a high body temperature for a brief time. Dogs only perspire through their tongues and a bit from paws. If a dog’s tongue turns a deep red or purplish color, it is in deep distress. Excessive heat can result in severe damage to nerves, heart, liver, brain, and sometimes in death.

UAN offers “It’s Hot!” fliers online at MyDogIsCool.com. Place the stickers on the windshield if you see a pet left in a car alone. If a pet appears to be in distress, humane society officials suggest making a call for help. If you are not sure whom to call, it’s fine to call 911.

MyDogIsCool.com has a lot of great resources! Be sure and check it out.

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Summer Safety Tips for Your Australian Labradoodle

Summertime sizzles with excitement — and with potential dangers to your companion dogs! Here are some tips you can use to make sure the summer season is safer and more enjoyable for you and your dog.

  • How Hot Is Hot?

    Is the weather fair or foul for your pets? Find out if it’s too hot to take your dog along with you today. And learn just how quickly cars heat up in warm weather.

  • Banish Fleas and Ticks

    Summertime, and the living is easy — especially for fleas and ticks! United Animal Nations offers tips for controlling these parasites, which can be dangerous not just to dogs but to humans as well.

  • Traveling with Your Dog

    Want to hit the road (or the skies or the rails) with your dog? Dog-friendly trips are possible, with some advanced preparation. United Animal Nations tells you how to make travel safer for your dog.

  • Quench Your Dog’s Thirst

    As the weather warms, it’s especially important to make sure that your companion dog drinks enough water. Be sure to always bring fresh water and a bowl with you when headed out to the beach, a picnic, hiking, etc.

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