Hot Weather Hazards

Imagine how uncomfortable it would be to wear a coat in hot weather. Or walk barefoot on hot pavement. Our pets can't tell us when they are too hot, so pet owners need to be particularly cautious during the summer.

Here are some tips to keep your furry friends happy and safe in hot weather:

Don't leave your pet in a car in hot weather
In just a few minutes, temperatures inside a car can soar to 120° on a warm, sunny day and to 150° or above on a hot day.

Keep pets indoors as much as possible between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and provide plenty of cool, fresh water.

Outdoor dogs require adequate shelter from the sun and a constant water source.

Walk your dog in the coolest hours of the morning and evening
Take along a spray bottle of cool water and lots of drinking water
Check the pavement heat - if it's too hot for you to go barefoot, it can damage and blister the pads on your dog's feet

Pets will stay cooler with a short summer haircut

Panting, lethargy, loss of appetite, vomiting and stupor are signs of heatstroke. If your pet exhibits these symptoms, immerse him in cool water AND CALL OUR OFFICE IMMEDIATELY!