Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tips for Keeping Pets Cool in this Heat Wave

 1.  Make sure your pets have plenty of cool fresh water.  Cool, not cold, water is best for drinking and staying hydrated.  Change the water frequently and clean the water dish.  Would you drink out of a bowl that hasn't been washed?
2.  Provide shaded shelter for your outdoor pets.  Consider putting a fan in the shelter if possible. 
3.  Consider a drinking faucet for your outdoor pets.  These supply cool fresh water when your pet licks the faucet or by a motion detector.
4.  Bring pets indoors into the air conditioning if possible.  If it's too hot for you to be outside, it is probably too hot for your pet.
5.  Take your dogs for a walk early in the morning or late in the day.   When the temperature is above 90 F. the pavement and sidewalks can heat up and burn your pets paws. 

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