OVERHEATING KILLS! DON’T PUT YOUR PETS IN DANGER
102°! on an 85° day, it only takes 10 minutes for the inside of your car to reach 102°, even when the windows have been left open an inch or two.
- young animals
- elderly animals
- overweight animals
- those with short muzzles
- those with thick or dark colored coats
Pets most at risk for overheating:
If your dog is overcome by the heat:
Bring down body temperature by soaking the animal in cool (not ice) water, but make sure water does not get into the mouth or nose of an unconscious animal. Seek immediate veterinary care.
- Carry a container of cold water if traveling
- Exercise your dog during the coolest parts of the day (dawn abd dusk) and never immediately following a meal
- Hot asphalt and tar can burn sensitive paw pads. Walk your pet on grass or dirt when possible.
- Provide shade when your pet is outside on a hot day.
Hot weather tips:
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PET AT HOME IN HOT WEATHER!