• Keeping our pets safe in the sunshine, heat and humidity

    By: Megan McClellan

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    Quick Facts:

    • Animals can overheat just like people
    • Plenty of shade and fresh water can help them stay cooler if they must be outside

     

    Spending time with your family and pets outside can be fun, but while you are staying hydrated and cool, make sure you are taking care of your pets too.

    Symptoms of overheating can include:

    • Excessive panting
    • Rapid heart rate
    • High temperatures
    • Staring off into space
    • Anxious
    • Feeling warm or dry to the touch

     

    There are certain breeds that are more prone to overheating. Specifically animals with short snouts like boxers, bulldogs, and pugs.

    Very similarly to children,  you don't want to leave your animal in the car. Even with the windows cracked, temperatures can soar to 120-degrees in a car and be fatal to an animal with 10 minutes.

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