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Heat wave-be mindful of your pets! July 16, 2013

Posted by bsciencecenter in Uncategorized.
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The heat can affect both humans and animals.  I recently received several calls about animals dying from heat exhaustion and being left outside in the heat.  When you combine hot temperatures and high humidity, it could be a death sentence to your pets.  Also remember that pets can still suffer outdoors during a heat wave, even if they are in the shade or it is cloudy outside.

If your pet lives outside, provide it with plenty of shade and frequent cold water.  If your pet normally lives indoors (birds, pocket pets and reptiles/amphibians), do not leave cages, glass tanks, or tupperware bins outside during a heat wave.  The glass tank, plastic or even a dog house can trap the heat and hot air.

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A good trick for rabbits, guinea pigs, and other pocket pets is to freeze a one liter or two liter water bottle.  They can lay next to it and lick the cold condensation as it melts.

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Also remember never to leave a pet in a car during warm temperatures or a heat wave.

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Learn how to recognize the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke in animals.  Here are some tips to keep your pet cool during a heat wave from the Humane Society of the United States.

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