Summer time is around the corner! As the heat rises, be smart and keep your pets safe in these high temperatures. Here are a few basic summer safety tips:
– Never leave your pup in a parked car, not even for a minute. On an 85 degree day, after just 10 minutes with the window cracked, a parked car will easily reach 102 degrees and become a hot box causing irreversible organ damage or death.
– Watch the humidity. Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, which takes heat away from their body. If the humidity is too high, they are unable to cool themselves, and their temperature will skyrocket to dangerous levels.
– Limit exercise on hot days and provide plenty of shade and water while your dogs are outside.
– Cool your pet inside and out. You can easily make peanut butter popsicles for your dogs to enjoy, and invest in a cooling body wrap, vest, or mat to keep your pups core temperature down in the summer heat.