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Keeping Your Pets Cool During Summer

The Dog Days of Summer It’s a term we hear frequently, usually uttered with disdain or from the mouth of a baseball commentator during a particularly steamy mid-season game, “Oh, these hot and miserable dog days of summer!” There are a few theories on how this term was coined. The first being is that it’s simply too hot outside, it’s not even fit for a dog to lay in. (Although that’s a little condescending to dogs, don’t you think?) The other, and the most widely accepted theory, comes from Greek and Roman astrology; the rising star “Sirius,” associated with canines, is also