Remember this hydration test
To quickly test your dog’s hydration, pull up the skin around her neck. “It should snap back down,” says Nicole Ellis, pet lifestyle expert at Rover.com. “But if the dog is dehydrated, it’ll go down very slowly.” Try it on a temperate day at home so you have a reference point. Not sure you’re getting enough H2O yourself? Here’s how to stay hydrated.
Keep a visual reference
Two common signs of heat exhaustion in dogs are pale gums and a bright pink tongue. In order to to check these symptoms quickly, Ellis recommends taking a photo of them on an average day and keeping the shot on your phone. That way you’ll have something to refer back to if your suspect something is off. This is how to know your dog absolutely trusts you.