Importance of keeping your pets safe in the heat


It’s important to watch out for your pets in the extreme heat. 

Make sure they always have shade and fresh water. 

It’s ideal to bring your pets indoors.

Veterinarians said signs of heat problems with animals include excessive panting and vomiting.

It can lead to their organs shutting down. 

Experts said animals can overheat just like people can.

“If your dog wants to stop their walk, stop their walk because they know their limit,” said Dr. Lauren Mercer, Associate Veterinarian of East Carolina Veterinary Service. I would recommend walking your dog early in the morning or late in the evening at 730, 8 in the evening when the sun is down.”

Veterinarians said they are receiving calls for heat intolerance earlier this year.

That’s because of the hot weather.


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