- Dogs are less tolerant of heat than people because of how inefficiently they dissipate heat. Choose the cooler parts of the day to bring your dog with you.
- Many dogs, especially Beagles, appear to be afraid of Rattata. Hold onto your leash tightly if one is nearby.
- The pads on a dog’s feet are very sensitive to hot asphalt. Whenever possible keep to the grass.
- Pikachu can make even the most even-tempered dog terribly jealous. Don’t forget to give your dog lots of love during your search.
- Carry water in the event you’re out longer than expected. Your dog dissipates heat through the pads of his feet and panting, and this requires water.
- Your dog’s superior sense of smell may pick up the mysterious incense that Pokémon like as well. Stay alert for sudden lunging motions.
- Cars heat up fast like an oven. Don’t leave your dog in your car while trying to capture Pokémon!
- If you’re trying to catch a Charmander, watch the fire on its tail. If it gets bigger, proceed with caution. It is unknown at this point how Charmender get along with dogs. It is clear Charizard do not.
- Stay on the look out for signs that your dog is experiencing heat stroke. Signs include heavy panting, excessive thirst, difficulty breathing, and lethargy, lack of coordination, profuse salivation, vomiting, seizures and unconsciousness.
- If you suspect your dog is experiencing a heat stroke, move her to a cooler area, apply cold towels or ice or run water over her. Give her a little bit of water at a time. Bring her to a veterinarian immediately.
RedRover, a national animal welfare non-profit organization based in Sacramento, CA, helps animals and people in crisis and strengthens relationships between animals and people (and encourages strong relationships between Pokémon and their trainers). For more pet care tips, visit RedRover.org/pet-care-and-guidelines.
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