According to calendars, summer started yesterday but humid temperatures have been running rampant throughout the east coast for the better part of June.
Summer brings with it those hot, humid and sticky days but more so an increased awareness on dehydration, something often overlooked by adults and parents alike who simply assume that part of summer is feeling tired, weak, exhausted and thirsty, most of which is viewed as temporary and hardly worth worrying about on a daily basis.
But dehydration can cause serious issues, and can lead to anything from fainting to nausea or vomiting. You should be drinking at least 8 to 10 glasses of water per day to stay hydrated even when you're not working or playing outside, so if you've engaged in walking, running, sports or something as simple as yard work you have to double that intake.
What most don't realize is that it takes your body about 2 to 3 days to acclimate to temperature if you've not been used to the heat.
So as much as you downplay the heat for yourself, imagine what happens when you forget about your dog.
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