Consumer Reports Urges Pet Safety Amid Intense Heat

Consumer Reports is explaining the precautions that pet owners have to take in order to protect their animals from the threat of heat exhaustion and heatstroke.  They point out that obese dogs, those with a lot of fur, and those short-snouted pets like pugs and bulldogs are particularly susceptible to this threat.  Although walks are acceptable, they should be avoided or severely limited when the weather is at its hottest.  And just like it’s important to never leave kids in a hot car for even a short period of time, pets require the same safety precautions.  Dogs don’t sweat the way we do, and thus it takes hardly any time at all for a serious health issue to set in.  If you believe your animal may have incurred heatstroke, keep it cool with wet towels or a hose.  Let it lick ice cubes and bring it into a vet if necessary.

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