As summery weather kicks in here in the Midwest, we have had a stretch of warmer days in the 80’s. We are noticing that our one year old golden is really having a hard time with the heat. He is more lethargic during the day, pants a lot more (even though we keep our air set to 73 degrees!), and seems less hungry. Last night I could hear him panting quite a bit in his crate, which is not typical for him. We have him in our air conditioned bedroom with a fan blowing near his crate, but he still seems hot! Clearly, goldens have a lot of fur, and Gray has what seems to be an especially fluffy coat, so I can understand why he would be warm in these temps, but am a little surprised that he seems to have a hard time even in the AC and being inside except for walks, potty breaks, and when he chooses to be outside in the yard. He was this way last summer as a new puppy, but I had read that sometimes younger pups’ bodies don’t self regulate their temp as easily, so I was hoping this summer would be easier on him. Does anyone else have a dog that responds so much to the change in temperature? What tips do you have to help him feel better on these hot days? Thank you!