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The danger zone: Heat exhaustion

Common sense prevention combined with learning to read your dog can keep him alive in the heat.

Updated: November 4, 2005, 4:36 PM ET
By Mike Stewart | Owner/trainer
Wildrose Kennels

An avoidable tragedy has victimized yet another fine gundog. The young dog was a hard-charging Wildrose retriever. The pain of the loss of this athlete still is with his owner. The avoidable circumstances, heat exhaustion, overexertion in the hot summer afternoon sun at the hands of the dog's trainer … an avoidable loss caused by mishandling.

I have discussed this topic before in several articles. But the loss of the Wildrose retriever brings the matter once again to the forefront ...

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