With an excessive heat advisory in effect through Wednesday, we can’t forget to protect our furry friends from the hot temperatures.
PETA’s Lindsay Wright advises to look out for heatstroke symptoms such as restlessness, heavy panting and vomiting symptoms coming from your pets.
“It’s extra difficult for dogs because they don’t sweat through their skin like we do. They can only cool themselves down by panting or sweating through their paw pads,” Wright said. “If you’re going on a long walk with your dog you want to rest a lot and take plenty of water with you.”
Wright said that if you must leave your dog outdoors, make sure they have plenty of shade and water.
Wright suggests walking your dog instead of running, if you go out to get some exercise but asks that you keep cautious even then.
“Keep in mind the hot pavement can burn dogs paws, you want to choose a shady and grassier route,” Wright said.
PETA also reminds pet owners that on a 90 degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can reach 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes.
For more information on keeping your pets safe this summer, visit PETA’s website by clicking here.
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