OUTDOOR TALES: Monitor pets closely during hot summer months

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Outdoor Tales

By Phil Junker

Summer’s “dog days” are tough on people, and tough on dogs.

“Dog days” are usually the hottest, most sultry days of summer. They occur between early July and early September. They are hot, stagnant, and often very humid days that are tough on people and their pets as well.

It is said the name comes from the ancients who believed that Sirius, which also is called the Dog Star, is in close proximity to the sun, and thus was or is responsible for the hot, hot weather.

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