As the weather continues to warm, there a few things to keep in mind regarding your furry friends. For one, think twice about trimming your dog’s thick hair to cool them down. Per WebMD,

“A dog’s coat provides a buffer to help him regulate his body temperature,” A trim may simply leave them more exposed to the sun’s rays. If your dog shows signs of overheating, resist the urge to them ice packs – extreme cold causes their blood vessels to constrict, making it difficult for them to rid themselves of the heat. To be safe, consider restricting your dog’s outside time to early morning and late evenings when the weather is coolest.