By Sandy Beck
Living in Florida presents certain challenges for pet owners. Our doctor is fond of telling us, “It’s good to exercise only on days that you eat.” This goes for dogs too. But exercising in the summertime sun and humidity can be tricky. This time of year, it’s best to time walks for the early morning or evening. If you’re hot, your dog, with his less effective cooling system, is much hotter.
If you have to be outdoors the rest of the day, stay in the shade and carry enough water for both of you. Walk your dog on the grass if possible; asphalt gets very hot and can... Read more