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  • Hot weather safety tips:

  • Visit the vet for a spring or early-summer checkup. Make sure your pets get tested for heartworm if they aren’t on year-round preventative medication
  • Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot or humid outdoors. Make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun, be careful not to over-exercise them, and keep them indoors when it’s extremely hot
  • Know the symptoms of overheating in pets, which include excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness, stupor or even collapse. Symptoms can also include seizures, bloody diarrhea and vomit along with an elevated body temperature of over 104 degrees
  • Animals with flat faces, like Pugs and Persian cats, are more susceptible to heat stroke since they cannot pant as effectively. These pets, along with the elderly, the overweight, and those with heart or lung diseases, should be kept cool in air-conditioned rooms as much as possible
  • Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle. Not only can it lead to fatal heat stroke, it is illegal in several states
  • Do not leave pets unsupervised around a pool, not all dogs are good swimmers. Introduce your pets to water gradually and make sure they wear flotation devices when on boats.
  • Rinse your dog off after swimming to remove chlorine or salt from its fur, and try to keep your dog from drinking pool water, which contains chlorine and other chemicals
  • Open unscreened windows pose a real danger to pets, who often fall out of them. Keep all unscreened windows or doors in your home closed, and make sure adjustable screens are tightly secured
  • Feel free to trim longer hair on your dog, but never shave your dog. The layers of dogs’ coats protect them from overheating and sunburn. Brushing cats more often than usual can prevent problems caused by excessive heat. And be sure that any sunscreen or insect repellent product you use on your pets is labeled specifically for use on animals
  • When the temperature is very high, don’t let your dog linger on hot asphalt. Being so close to the ground, your pooch’s body can heat up quickly, and sensitive paw pads can burn. Keep walks during these times to a minimum
  • A car can overheat even when the window has been left cracked an inch or two
  • Young, overweight or elderly animals, or those with short muzzles or thick or dark-colored coats are most at risk for overheating
  • Shady spots offer little protection on hot days, and move with the sun
  • Even if the temperature outside is only 70 degrees, the inside of your car may be as much as 20 degrees hotter
  • On an 85 degrees day, it only takes ten minutes for the inside of your car to reach 102 degrees
  • Within just 30 minutes, the car’s interior can climb from 85 degrees to a scorching 120 degrees
  • https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/hot-weather-safety-tips
  • Tips to keep pets cool:

Tips To Keep Pets Cool

  • Water: make sure you supply plenty of water for your pets especially during the hotter months. Keep bowls refilled often or invest in an automatic water dispenser
  • Heatstroke: a dog’s temperature should not be allowed to rise about 104 degrees. Signs of heatstroke include excessive panting, stumbling, bright red gums, and agitation. Heat stroke can be fatal so it’s important to contact your vet immediately if you suspect your pet has been affected
  • Never use ice: if your dog starts showing signs of heatstroke, use room temperature water to wet him down, and place your pup in front of a fan. Never use ice, the cold causes the blood vessels to constrict and when constricted, they cannot dispel the heat. Call your vet and take your dog for immediate treatment
  • Grooming: if your pet has a long coat, you may be tempted to shave it down in an effort to keep your pooch cool. A dog coat helps him to regulate his core temperature, so a short cut or shave could do more harm than good
  • Exercise: limit outdoor exercise and play time during the hottest time of the day. Schedule walks for early morning or evening hours. Walk your pet on grassy areas instead of concrete pavement which can be extremely hot and can burn your pet’s paws. Carry water with you during walks and take rest breaks when needed
  • Cool down: a kiddie pool filled with cool water can provide relief to pets outside in hot weather. Dogs cool from the bottom up so make sure to keep its paws and stomach wet. Wet a towel and let your dog lay on top of it to cool him down
  • http://www.airsupplyinclv.com/how-to-keep-cats-and-dogs-cool-in-the-las-vegas-heat/



  • Dogs and heat:

  • A dog is at risk for heatstroke once the outside temperature hits at least 80 degrees
  • Dogs are actually designed to conserve heat. Their hair and inability to sweat like a human means that their temperature will climb quicker than ours
  • If you live in Las Vegas, you should be aware of the new measure that were adopted in May to protect dogs who are tethered outside
  • Dog owners in the city of Las Vegas cannot tether a dog outside if the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory, which is usually when the temperature is 105 degrees or higher
  • Additionally, dogs cannot be tethered outside longer than 10 hours in a 24-hour period
  • Never leave your dog or any other pet in a car when it is hot
  • Nevada’s animal cruelty law (Nevada Revised Statue 202.487) makes it a misdemeanor to “allow a pet to remain unattended in a parked or standing motor vehicle if conditions, including, without limitation, extreme heat or cold, present a significant risk to the health and safety of the pet”
  • https://www.ktnv.com/news/what-you-need-to-know-about-hot-weather-and-dogs

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