Warm Weather Tips for Pets

Extreme Heat Can Pose Deadly Threat to Animals

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With the recent warm weather, your pets will want to spend more time outdoors. 

But, local veterinarians say the extreme heat can pose a deadly threat to animals. 

If you bring your dog outside, make sure they enough water and are in a shaded area because vets say pets can’t cool down as fast as people do.

“They start panting more and if they get warmer and warmer they can potentially lose consciousness and have seizures,” said DMV at the Duluth Veterinary Hospital, Steve Schuder.

Schuder suggests to use your best judgement when taking them in the car with you. 

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure so you just need to use basic common sense.  If it’s warm and humid for us, since the animals can’t cool themselves near as much, it’s going to be even hotter for them,” said Schuder. 

Heatstroke can cause brain damage and even death.

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