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September 2, 2015 | Filed under: Health Education, Seasonal Alerts — 4 Paws Admin @ 7:09 pm

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.

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