Keep Canines Cool as Temperatures Rise

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 29, 2013 – With record heat expected in Big Bear over the next few days, the San Bernardino County Animal Care & Control Program reminds pet owners to be extra watchful of pets. Pets are vulnerable to high temperatures, especially during a heat wave, and are unable to cool down their bodies as humans can. Animals left outside in high heat temperatures can suffer from heat-related stress, burned paws, sunburn, and even death. Pet owners are advised to follow these simple hot weather tips to keep their pets healthy, safe and alive. ·  Make sure pets have plenty of fresh clean water every day and that the water container is stable to avoid tipping over. If traveling or leaving the home with a pet, always carry sufficient drinking water for it. ·  Bring pets inside during the hot time of the day and let them rest in a cool part of the house. ·  Make certain pets have plenty of shade if they are to be kept outside. Remember, the shade your pets have in the morning will either change or diminish as the sun moves throughout the day and may not protect them. ·  Never leave pets in a parked vehicle, even in the shade with windows cracked, temperatures can reach a dangerous 120 degrees inside. The vehicle is quickly turned into a...

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