Posted by admin | Posted in Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlet, Health Care, Pets | Posted on 08-06-2011
Tags: Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlet, Hot Weather, Pets, Tips
- Keep them hydrated. Both inside and out, make sure your pets have plenty of fresh, clean, cool water.
- Make sure shade is available for your pets when you are outside.
- Be careful not to over-exercise your pets when it is hot.
- Keep pets inside when it’s extremely hot.
- Do not leave your pets in a parked car. Even with open windows, the car can become like an oven, leading to heat stroke.
- When around water, make sure your dog is wearing a life jacket that is sized for your dog. Not all dogs are good swimmers. Check with your local Chuck & Don’s Team Member if you need help sizing a life jacket.
Know the warning signs of overheating:
- Excessive panting
- Breathing difficulties
- Increased heart & respiratory rate
- Bloody diarrhea
Should your pet exhibit any of these signs, take them to your vet immediately.
If you have a smart phone, check out the ASPCA’s PetWeather App. Weather information specific to your location will let you know what you and your pet can expect, and it alerts you when conditions are uncomfortable or hazardous for your pet.
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