Pets and the Heat

POSTED BY: News Department
Thursday, June 28, 2001 - 02:19 PM
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You want to keep man’s best friend healthy all summer long, and in order to do that, you have to remember the heat. If your pup likes to play outside, the best time to go out, is either early morning, or late evening after the sun sets. And if your pet stays outside for a large portion of the day, keep a few tips in mind so they have it made in the shade. Remember to keep them in the shade, give fresh water and make sure they have a dogbox if there’s no shade. And don’t leave your pet in the car, when you’re running errands. If you think it’s going to be o.k. because you’re only going to be gone a couple of minutes -- think again. The temperature inside a car can reach 120 degrees in only five minutes. Also, some people shave their pets every summer, but the Animal Shelter says that’s not always good, often times, the animal can lick their long fur and it keeps the animal cooler than shaving it off. And as always, the animal shelter suggests you have an I.D. tag for your pet, that way if they get lost while they’re outside, they can be returned to your home.

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