Memes are a fun way of depicting some everyday situations. And who is more deserving of starring in a meme than our dogs, who are there in absolutely every one of our daily situations?
Ever tried to shake off your dog? We bet that he or she might beside you while you are reading this. I know mine is.
That’s the part of their charm – unconditional love. In other to honor that love, people on Internet share hilarious and wholesome memes about dogs, and we have compiled a list of the 40 of the best ones. And they are so true. Just ask any dog owner.
It's obvious that dogs love every minute spent with us. "Dogs form incredibly close bonds with their owners; they see them as their best friends, family, and providers," Marissa Sunny, a Canine Behavior Specialist at Best Friends Animal Society, says.
Summer is the best season to enjoy our bond. We can spend time outdoors and engage in all kinds of fun activities. But, the heat can be dangerous for dogs, especially the ones with long hair. There are few things to keep in mind when spending time outdoors with your pet.
Best Friends Animal Society warns pet owners that heat strokes are not that uncommon. They happen when the pet's temperature rises to a critical point. For example, dogs and cats have normal body temperatures between 100 to 102.5 degrees. But when a dog's temperature reaches 108 degrees (106 degrees for cats), they can suffer severe organ damage and even die.
If your pet looks distressed, weak, breathes heavily, or throws up, it's a sign that he might be suffering from a heat stroke. Move the animal away from the heat; some tree shade or air-conditioned building will be the best option.
Pour cold (but not freezing) water on its ears, belly, and paws. One of the most common mistakes is putting the poor animal into cold water or covering it with a wet blanket. You should avoid that and prevent anyone from trying to do that.
Once you stabilize your pet, take it to the vet to check for symptoms and internal issues that are not visible.
The most important thing is to be careful and avoid situations where heatstroke can occur. For example, you shouldn’t leave a dog in the car, or a yard without a shade, even take it for a walk when it’s too hot outside.
When dogs are given proper care (which includes spending quality time outdoors), they will express their joy in many ways. "A happy dog shows confidence and resilience," Sunny said.
"Just like humans, they have a hierarchy of needs such as food, water, and exercise. Once those needs are met, they are able to form social and emotional connections with other dogs and humans. They show their happiness through their body language, playfulness, and affection."