The Transylvania Times -

Keep Pets Cool, Comfortable And Safe During Hot Weather

 

August 15, 2019

Dogs can't perspire, as humans do, to cool themselves off via evaporation, so they have to pant to cool themselves. If the air they are inhaling is too hot, then panting has little cooling effect and the dog quickly overheats.

Summer may be a time for vacations and recreational activities for human beings, but pets may not be privy to the same luxuries. Summer recreation may not always include our four-legged friends, as summer heat and other issues can pose a threat to companion animals. As a result, pet parents must make pet safety a priority when the weather heats up.

The Humane Society of the United States says that the summer months can be uncomfortable and dangerous for pets. Temperatures that may be tolerable for adults and children who are dressed accordingly may not be so for animals covered in fur. It...



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