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1 dog dead after suffering from dehydration, fire officials say

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Posted at 8:08 PM, Jun 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-25 21:04:32-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- One dog is dead after suffering from dehydration on a Salt Lake City trail Tuesday evening, officials said.

Two dogs were being walked by a family friend on the Living Room Trail when they started to suffer from dehydration.

Salt Lake City firefighters hiked two to three miles above the University of Utah to treat the animals.

Jasen Asay with Salt Lake City Fire said the 140-pound dogs had to be carried down the trail.

Firefighters were only able to successfully treat one of the pets.

Fire crews said there was no shade for anyone on the trail and temperatures were close to 90 degrees.

Asay said hikers need to bring enough water for them and their pets when going on a hike.

The surviving dog has been reunited with its owner.