In the hot summer months, the Muskingum County Animal Shelter wants to make sure yout pets stay safe.
Executive Director, Larry Hostetler, says if your pet is going to be outside for an extended period of time, make sure they have access to plenty of cold water and shade. He says one sign that Fido needs a break from the heat, is panting.
"They perspire differently than what we do." Hostetler said. "They can overheat a lot quicker than we can, and also we can say...
Once school lets out for the year, children have a higher risk of becoming injured from taking part in different summer activities.
The top injury medical professionals deal with are falls, and most of those stem from trampolines and playground incidents.
"One way to prevent serious injuries with playground equipment is to choose playgrounds where the surface is cushioned because serious head injuries occur when children fall on hard surfaces, " says Gloria Kieffer of...
In this kind of weather, it's easy to succumb to heat exhaustion, and everyone's body reacts differently to the heat.
"Heat problems kind of sneak up on you. People don't realize they're getting in trouble because they aren't paying attention to their surroundings. It's the person who is hot to the touch and isn't sweating that's the one you really need to worry about," says Julie Davis of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross.
Well, it's going to be a really long day, literally.
Monday is officially the first day of Summer, and the longest day of the year. Many kids were out today at the Village Pool in South Zanesville enjoying the extended day of sunshine.
"We have a lot of people coming out here to swim. We have a good, good pool. We've been having a good time, so far it's been getting hot so everyone needs to come out here and swim," says lifeguard Zack McPeak.
Whether your'e swimming, working in the garden, or playing ball, it's important to protect your skin.
Most people have had a sunburn, and the more often they do, the more crucial it is for them to lather up.
The Medical Director of the Health Department, Dr. Vicki Whitacre says, "The risks for not protecting your skin, well first sunburn which can make you very very uncomfortable, be painful. Three sunburns that peel double your risk for skin cancer, too much sun ages your...
A taste of summer-like weather and the approaching holiday weekend means more people will be engaging in water activities, including swimming.
State parks offer about 80 beaches and 20 pools that nearly four-point-five million people visited last year, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Recreation have a few key points to keep you and your family safe.
It's important for parents to keep an eye of their kids. Families should only enter the water in...