Tuesday, July 18, 2017
KEEPING YOUR PETS COOL
(1) NEVER leave pets in a car. Temps can rise 20 degrees in 10 minutes. (2) Watch for heat stress. Here are some signs: Excessive panting and drooling, restlessness, anxiety, unsteadiness or change in gum or tongue color. (3) With dogs, know your breed. Flat-nose types like pugs have a harder time; they can't move as much air in and out of their mouths. Dogs with short or thin coats may need sunscreen. (4) Don't just shave all of your pet's coat off. Ask your vet about the right summer cut. Keep pets warm in the winter, but also shield them from sun. Insulate them against the heat.