1. Never Leave A Pet In A Car Alone:
According to AVMA, the temperature in a hot car can rise 20 degrees in just 10 minutes. After another 20 minutes, it becomes even 10 degrees warmer
In short, keep Fido at home while you run errands
2. If Your Pet Is Outside, Make Sure They Have Shade & Water:
Always offer plenty of fresh water, and make sure your pet has access to a shaded area. You should never leave your pet unattended when outdoors, especially as the temperature rises.
Know The Warning Signs of Heat Exhaustion:
- If your dog has symptoms such as heavy panting, dry or bright red gums, thick drool, vomiting, diarrhea, or unstable legs; take action immediately.
- Make Sure Your Pet’s ID Tag is Up to Date: Make sure your pet’s ID tag is up to date with your current phone number. If your pet is microchipped, make sure your information is up to date with the company it’s registered with.
- Watch Out For Bugs: Pets are subject to all kinds of insect bites and infections. Make sure to use a flea and tick treatment for your pet. Your vet can help determine which type of medication works best for your pet’s age and overall health.