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Summer Heat Pet Care Tips

Posted on May 4, 2013 in Tips

Denver resident Susan Kohut loves hiking Colorado trails with her 3 ½-year-old Great Dane, Floyd. But since he weighs 160 pounds and his black fur attracts heat, she is careful to make sure he avoids overheating.

“I saw him once after a long, long walk. He found a cool spot to lie in and was breathing heavy for about 20 minutes,” Kohut says.
Kohut fed Floyd ice cubes and he soon recovered and was ready for their next excursion. To avoid any future discomfort or danger to Floyd, she takes additional precautions to make sure their hikes are safe as well as fun.

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