With the opening of the North Zone tomorrow, thousands of Texans will be heading afield in search of dove. Lucky hunters will enjoy the companionship of a dog. It is critical to watch your dog closely for heat exhaustion. Many retrievers are also house dogs and have been inside so far this Summer. Even if you walk your dog daily, as I do, we normally walk in the morning, hunt in the afternoon with a major difference in temperature. Add to that the excitement of hunting and the extra running, and your dog may fall to heat exhaustion. The article below gives symptoms and treatment.
Have a great season, Jim