Keeping Pets Safe During Summer

A great reminder to keep your dog cool in the summer

CW50 Detroit

Summer is here and we all love spending the day outside with our beloved pets. But with temperatures on the rise we need to be careful with our animals. Dogs have been collapsing in backyards, on sidewalks and in cars.

The Animal Care Network, a division of the Michigan Animal Adoption Network, reported that cats and dogs have been suffering from heat stroke and heat exhaustion in Pontiac and Inkster. It has been a struggle for these animals to walk without collapsing. Heat stroke can happen in as little as ten minutes.

To prevent heat stroke the Animal Care Network recommends that caregivers keep fresh water available and keep dogs in shaded areas. Dogs enjoy cooling down in small “kiddy” pools.  Avoid energetic exercises, walking and do not leave pets in your car.

Your pet may be suffering heat stroke if he shows these signs. Watch out for increased temperature…

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