Summer temperatures soar, thereby encouraging us all to hit the great outdoors. As we head to the beach, the pool, the parks and more, many of us don’t want to leave man’s best friend behind. That’s understandable. However, doing so could put your dog at risk for heat stroke. Did you know that heat stroke can be deadly? That’s a scary thought, but it’s avoidable. Remember this – if you are hot, so is your dog. As a human, you’re better at self-regulating than your dog is. A dog may not always show you that he’s suffering so you should be aware of the signs. Excessive panting, drooling, confusion, glazed over eyes, muscle tremors, and increased heart rate are some of the signs you should be aware of. Take care to walk your pet in the early morning or evening hours to avoid heatstroke. Also take special care with puppies, older dogs, dogs with pushed in faces and dogs that have any health issues.