Summer is officially here and the temperatures are heating up. Here are some helpful hints to help your pet beat the summer heat.
HOT CARS/HEATSTROKE: During the hot summer months, do yourself and your pet a favor and leave them at home instead of unattended in a car for any period of time. The temperature inside a car, even with the windows cracked and parked in the shade, can reach 120 degrees in a matter of minutes. If the air becomes too warm, a dog’s body temperature, normally 100.5 to 102.5 degrees, will continue to rise. If it exceeds 106 degrees, heatstroke could result, causing seizures, brain damage and death.