The dog days of summer are here so here’s a big reminder: If you plan to take your pet out with you, it’s important to remember how dangerous the inside of a parked car can be
– Never leave your pet in a car when you travel or do errands.
– On very hot days, limit exercising your pet to early morning or evening hours.
– Asphalt always gets very hot and can burn your pet’s paws.
– Pets with light-colored fur on their ears are particularly vulnerable to sunburn and skin cancer. Use sunscreen on their noses and ear tips
Signs of heat stroke in animals include:
– Body temperature of 104F to 110F degrees
– Excessive panting
– Dark or bright red tongue and gums
– Sticky or dry tongue and gums
– Bloody diarrhea or vomiting
– Rapid heartbeat
Please don’t leave your Dog or any other animal in your car. It’s very dangerous! Imagine yourself being locked in a car, not good. Research shows that even at 80 degrees outside, your vehicle will increase temperatures over 100 degrees. As humans we have the ability to sweat when over heated, Dogs to now. Think twice before taking your dog out with you!