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Heatstroke Prevention for Hunting Dogs - Video

Posted by The SportDOG Staff

In this SportDOG Brand Training Tip (originally aired on Pheasants Forever Television), Dr. Joe Spoo, DVM discusses the importance of watching your hunting dog for signs of heatstroke. Gun dogs will work for you longer than their bodies can work for them, so it's important to keep an eye on your dog. These simple steps can prevent your dog from serious injury.

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