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By Tanya Fyfe DVM
Associate veterinarian at Clark Fork Veterinary Clinic 

Keeping cool in the heat

Pet Lyfe with Dr. Fyfe


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Tanya Fyfe, DVM Associate veterinarian at Clark Fork Veterinary Clinic •

Summer is here and many of us have animal companions who are more excited to get outside than we are! While there is nothing better than taking your dog for a hike or riding your horse in our beautiful mountains there are precautions to take and things to be aware of before venturing out in the sun.

When enjoying time outside it is important to remember that dogs can quickly develop heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Dogs are more sensitive to high temperatures than humans largely because of their inability to sweat. Dogs have sweat glands in their feet and they regulate their body primarily b...

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