There is a lot to think about when caring for your dog in summer--with the heat, keeping them hydrated and doing your walks in the morning or evening. Making sure your dog isn't in a car in the sun with windows up, even for a few moments. Dangers of bee stings, snakes and poisonous plants can keep you on your toes.
Now with the fourth of July approaching be mindful of dogs reactions to loud noises. This goes for thunderstorms as well but many dogs react with fear to fireworks. Don't subject your dog to a fireworks show-even if you think they're okay with loud noises. With the heat, lots of people and food around it adds to the stress for your dog. Here are some ways to keep your dog calm this time of year from Modern Dog Magazine.