What we should NOT be doing for wellness

A recent edition of “Spry Living” (newspaper insert) featured an article entitled “Everyday Habits That May Harm Your Health.”  Their list included the following:

REACHING FOR COFFEE FIRST THING….

Tips to Help Your Pet Survive the Heat of Summer

Mr. Pedometer, you recently wrote about the “dog days” of summer.  Any advice on how to help our canine pals survive this hottest part of the year? 

Good question!  Fortunately, columnist Joan Morris recently offered some great advice in the East Bay Times, including the following:

NEVER leave your dog unattended in your car, not even if you park in the shade and leave the windows partly open. Cars heat up fast!  A dog can suffer from heatstroke – possibly fatally – within 15 minutes.