We're all excited that Maine is finally getting some warm weather this week, but it's important to remember that our pets don't always deal with the heat as well as we do.

I keep thinking about that poor dog in Southern Maine that was found tied to a tree with an empty bowl of water. If no one had found him before this week's heat wave, he wouldn't have lasted long. It just breaks my heart. Luckily, he's getting the help he needs. Every pet deserves to be pampered, and especially in hot weather, when they require a little extra attention to protect them from the elements. Keep these 6 things in mind this summer, and make it as enjoyable for your pets as it is for you.