Saturday, July 2, 2011

“Protect your Pets in High Temps”

This blog is going to be a little different from what I have been talking about.

For all who know me they know that I am a animal love and I love to paint all types of animals, so when I read in our local paper this week that a young Golden Retriever had to be euthanized last week after his owner left him in the vehicle while she shopped for about three hours...Well the dog suffered a heat stroke and was unable to be saved.

So when I read this in the Yucaipa News Mirror Newspaper I Just had to post it. Let’s protect our family pets, would we leave our little ones in the car? Then why leave your pets in a hot car?  

“Protect your Pets in High Temps”

Pets are very vulnerable to high temperatures, especially during a heart wave, and are unable to cool down their bodies as human 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:

1. Make sure pets have plenty of fresh water every day. If traveling or leaving the home with a pet, always carry sufficient drinking water for it.

2. If possible, 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.

3. Never leave pets in a parked vehicle, even in the shade with windows cracked, temperatures can reach a dangerous 120* inside. The vehicle is quickly turned into a furnace and can kill any animals!

 4. Don’t force animals to exercise when it is hot and humid. Exercise pets early in the morning or in the evening.

5. In extremely hot weather, do not let your pets stand on sidewalks or hot asphalt to avoid burning their paws. Remember pets can suffer heat-related stress and danger just as humans can. So take extra precautions.   

Y’all pets will love ya for take a little time and following these simple guidelines