With record-breaking heat scorching much of the country, it seems that the "dog days of summer" are upon us.
Pet owners often wonder how to keep pets active without having to walk in 90-degree weather. Swimming, and other games in and with water, can be fun for both people and dogs, especially during hot summer days.
Sound familiar? The 4 Fs of fear
Summer brings longer days, garden-fresh produce, ice cream treats, vacations, and "staycations." For the most part, it is a time of fun and relaxation. But summer also brings an increased chance of thunderstorms and fireworks—events that can be scary for your dog.
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