News Release

June 29, 2018

Tips to keep dogs safe during hot summer days

Now that summer has arrived, the City of Toronto's Animal Services wants you to know how to recognize signs of distress in your dog during hot weather.

Symptoms of overheating in dogs include excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart/respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness and stupor. In extreme cases, symptoms may include seizures, bloody diarrhea and vomit along with an elevated body temperature.

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