What To Do When It Comes To The Summer Heat And Your Pet!FamilyPet
About a week ago, NFL Star Tyrann Mathieu showed us what it was like for a dog sitting in a hot car. Within minutes, the temperature inside the car was well above 100 degrees. That was only a few weeks ago!
A lot of these sunny days can cause problems for our furry friends so itâ€™s important to pay attention to the weather and our pets.
Here are some key safety tips the Humane Society thinks you should use when traveling with your pet(s) this summer!
- This goes without saying, but NEVER leave your pet in a parked car. Not for a second. Not even to run in for that large Diet Coke from McDonalds. Once you leave your car, the temperature starts to rise.
- Something my grandma always told me, â€śItâ€™s not the heat that kills, itâ€™s the humidity.â€ť Iâ€™m not sure how true this is, but all I know is HOT is HOT. Unlike humans, dogs donâ€™t have the ability to sweat. They have no way of cooling themselves off other than panting.
- Everybody wants that beach bod; some of us more than othersâ€¦ but none-the-less we want to stay in shape. During the summer, exercise needs to be limited when it comes to your pet and the outdoors.
- Fans are nice, but should be used as a last resort. All pets respond differently to heat and fans donâ€™t exactly cool. They just blow hot airâ€¦ in your face.
- Bring on the palm tree leaves! When youâ€™re out and about with your pet be sure you can provide shade and water. Shade is a great way to cool your pet down the easy way.
- WATER! When it comes down to itâ€¦ water is life! Who would have thought? Keep that water bowl filled. Something you can do with your dogs that are outside, throw some ice cubes in the water. Itâ€™ll cool down the water as well as give the dogs a fun game to play. Sometimes my dog decides to hide the ice cubes and save them for later, but the later never happens. LOL!