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How to Deal With the Dog Days of Summer

Drink more water than usual.

“Done.” -Pippa

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Avoid too much direct sunshine.

Pippa demos how you might feel, should you not follow this tip.

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Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors and use a buddy system.

Rolo, Churro and Penny working hard to guard their territory, with an exemplary showcase of the buddy system.

rollo and crew outside

Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible.

“Eeeeeeeyeah. I got this covered.” -Hazel

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Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering stress from the heat.

Churro going above and beyond to ensure he is cool as a cucumber. No stress here!

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Slow down. Avoid strenuous activity. Reduce, eliminate, or reschedule strenuous activities to cooler parts of the day.

Meet Rolo, our resident expert at avoiding strenuous activity.

rolo sunlight dog puppy bored eyes closed

Postpone outdoor games and activities.

Don’t worry, Hazel is adventuring in appropriate temperatures.

hazel on a mountain
 

To find more tips to deal with summer heat, plus all sorts of other first aid and emergency information, download the Red Cross Emergency App.

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