ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) - According to a bank thermometer it was 100 degrees in Rock Hill before noon, and Za-zu the dog doesn't mind it too much.
You see even though most of us would be miserable to wear a white fluffy coat in the heat, Za-Zu needs it.
Doctor Jay Hereiz at Ebenezer Animal hospital in Rock Hill says this summer he's seen a few animal heat stroke patients.
"The most common history we have is dogs left outside for prolonged periods of time but in reality it can be as little as an hour," said Hereiz.
Hereiz says there are many common myths about trying to help your dog stay cool in hot temps. One being shaving the dogs fur coat.
"Cutting the coat short all you're doing is making a little less of a barrier for the sun to get to their skin so they can actually get sun burned," said Hereiz.