Even when you think the temperature is ok or feels fine to you, your pets may feel differently. Animals don’t sweat like humans, they heat up much quicker than we do. Their primary source of cooling down is through panting which is little help when exposed to heat (they also cool down through their paws, so be aware of this when putting booties on your pups).
⚠️The number one cause of heatstroke in dogs is leaving them in a vehicle! NEVER leave a pet in a car, even on a mild day. While you’re in the air-conditioned store grabbing a few things, your car is quickly turning into an oven. Pets can suffer brain damage and die from heatstroke, QUICKLY!!
🐶Walk in the early morning and late evening when it is cooler.
💧Carry water with you. 🥵Limit exercise on hot days.
🔥 Touch surfaces with your hands. As a rule if it’s too hot for you it is too hot for your pet!
Keep your pets safe and cool! Fans, cool surfaces, frozen treats, kiddie pools, cool washcloth under armpits, and sprinklers can all help pets stay cool on hot days.
Always provide fresh water and a cool place to rest for your furry best friends🐶🐱