Heat Safety Tips for Your Pets

With record high temperatures in the forecast, we know that we need to keep ourselves hydrated and cool:  drink plenty of water, stay in the shade, and rest often when you have to be outside. But what about man’s best friend? We have to make sure that we are taking proper precautions to protect our pets, too.

Studies show that when it was 80 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car rose to 99 degrees in 10 minutes and 109 degrees in 20 minutes and climbed even higher as time passes, even with the windows cracked. They also show that cracking the windows has very little effect on the internal temperatures of a vehicle. Did you know that a dog’s normal body temperature is between 101 to 102.5 degrees and that they can only withstand a high body temperature for a short time before suffering nerve damage, heart problems, liver damage, brain damage or even death?* This means that locking your pet in the car while you run errands, even for “a minute” could turn into a life or death situation for your furry loved one.

Here are some tips on how to keep your animals safe in this summer:

If you have questions about pet safety or need to report animal cruelty, call the Animal Resource Center at 898-4457 or visit them online at www.mcohio.org/animalshelter.

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