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    Should You Shave Your Pet for Summer?

    Why shaving your dog or cat this summer may not be such a great idea.

    4 Tips to Keep Pets Cool in the Summer continued...

    If your pet does overheat, act fast. Get your pet to a veterinarian right away -- it could save your pet's life.

    Signs that your pet may be overheated include problems breathing, excessive panting, drooling, weakness, stupor, and an elevated heart rate. Symptoms can also include seizures, vomiting, a temperature over 104 F, and bloody diarrhea.

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    Reviewed on June 08, 2012

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