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‘They’ve got on a fur coat’- How to keep your pet healthy in the heat! PDF Print
Written by Lauren Ohnesorge   
Wednesday, 11 July 2007 20:00

With summer temperatures rising- pet owners need to take a few extra precautions.

When leaving pets in the car- never leave the windows rolled up, says Alice Sudderth of the Avery County Humane Society.


It gets a lot hotter in there than you think, she says- and quickly. A few minutes is too long.


Take precaution when keeping dogs outside as well.


"They've got on a fur coat," she said. 


Always have a shady place for animals to go to get out of the heat- and make sure there’s plenty of fresh, cool water. During summer months, Sudderth says dogs may need twice the usual amount of water. Whenever possible, she says, it’s much better to just keep pets inside and out of the heat.

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