Whenever you are walking, hiking along a trail or out in the park for some exercise, be sure to bring along water. It's important that a Beagle meets water intake requirements
. To have its body begin to heat up and not be able to cool down with water and replace lost fluids, can be very dangerous.
While you should always enjoy exercising, playing and going for walks, just be careful to not exercise outside in extremely hot temperatures or for too long of a time.
Knowing and understanding the signs of heatstroke and be of great help. While heatstroke was once only thought of as something that could happen to dogs who were left in hot cars, a dog can get heatstroke if exercising too hard or if exercising in weather that is so hot that the Beagle is unable to regulate their body temperature.
The beginning signs include excessive panting, excessive drooling
and/or reddened gums. If you notice this, stop all activity and bring your Beagle into a shaded spot to rest and drink some water.
If a dog is unable to cool down, this may progress with signs including a body temperature of 103 F (39) or higher, no urination and/or rapid / irregular heart beat. If this is not treated, acute kidney failure and/or shock can follow.