PET HEAT WARNING

PET HEAT WARNING: Our weather is really heating up– a hard fact to miss.

Highs are almost at 100 degrees while the heat index is well over reaching 109!

 

As the national weather service puts out heat advisories, we often think about our elderly family members and those less fortunate that may not have access to air conditioners, but please do not over look those four legged friends who rely on us to live.

 

Very much like us, they do not tolerate the extreme southern heat and we should take measures to protect them. We suggest they are not left outside without supervision when the heat index is above 100.

 

Excessive environmental heat can overwhelm their natural cooling process and quickly lead to trouble. If your pet seems to be acting strange after spending time outside, it is imperative that they are seen by a vet as soon as possible. Heat stroke/exhaustion and other heat related illnesses can be fatal if left untreated.

 

A Few Keep Cool Tips:

 

-Avoid intense activity between the hours of 10 AM and 8 PM.

-Darker-colored dogs have a tendency to get hotter quicker and take longer to cool down than light -color dogs.

-If the side walk or asphalt is to hot for you to walk on bare footed, you should not let your pet walk on it.

-Cool, fresh water should always be accessible to your dog. Baby pools for outside use are great as long as they stay in the shade as well.

-Make sure adequate ventilation is available. Never leave a dog in an enclosed vehicle. Box fans to move air on a shady porch are very helpful.

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