The DOG DAYS OF SUMMER are hot, sultry days occurring July and August.
Historically, this period followed the heliacal rising of the star system Sirius, which Greek and Roman astrology connected with heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, fever, mad DOGS, and bad luck.
Needless to say, keep your pets indoors, out of direct sun and especially hot cars. Being locked in a hot car can kill within minutes.
If your dog is panting, he or she needs to be in a cool shady area with plenty of clean cool drinking water.
See your vet immediately is your dog is prostate, lethargic or unresponsive for possible heat stroke.
Provide clean cool drinking water Summer, Spring, Winter and Fall.
Always consult your veterinarian if you have any questions about this or any other pet matter.