Jun 22, 2014
Click on image for audio] - As summer temperatures rise, so do potential dangers for our pets.
Things you can do to prevent heat related injuries are:
Make sure your pet always has access to fresh cool water, and if outside, shade.
Be aware that not all dogs will move into the shade when they need to, so if they are outside you need to check on them on a regular basis.
Avoid walking your pet on asphalt. Asphalt absorbs heat and can become hot enough to burn the pads on your pets feet.
Make sure you pet does not overly exert themselves. Exercise is important, but too much activity when it's hot and humid contributes to dehydration and can result in heat stroke. Like some people, not all pets know when to stop and rest.
Enjoy the summer but please make sure you keep yourself and your pet safe and comfortable.