7 Dog Breeds That Are At Risk in The Summer Sun

7 Dog Breeds That Are At Risk in The Summer Sun

With summer approaching, it’s time to talk about heat stroke. Since dogs can’t sweat, the only way they can reduce their body temperature is by panting.

Any dog can overheat and suffer a heat stroke, but some dog breeds are far more likely than others to have a difficult time regulating their body temperature. Here are 7 breeds that don’t do well in the heat.

#1 – English Bulldog

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Brachycephalic (flat-faced) dog breeds are the most prone to heat stroke since they have narrowed nostrils and airways, and Bulldogs are the flattest-faced of all. They have a difficult time breathing when they overexert themselves, especially in the heat, and are highly susceptible to heat stroke. Try walking them in the mornings and evenings during the warmer months.

#2 – Chow Chow

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