Dressed in permanent fur coats and lacking the ability to sweat, dogs need help coping with summer's sweltering heat, says veterinarian and AVMA Assistant Director Kimberly May, who recommends limiting car trips during the summer months. Panting is the only way pups have to release the heat from their bodies, putting them at risk of heatstroke. Signs of the deadly condition include hard panting, staggering, listlessness, restlessness and vomiting.

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