Help your pets beat the heat!

 

Ian Hallet with the Austin Humane Society stopped by the studio on Monday to talk with us about the toll heat can take on man’s best friend. He brought his little buddy Pipkin in as well. He and host, Amanda Tatom, discussed that you should never leave a dog in your car. Although you think you might be running in for just a minute, those cars can get extremely hot very quickly. Another point is to keep pets inside in the heat of the day if possible. If you do need to leave a pet outside, be sure to have shade for them, and be sure they have plenty of water. Ian also shared that certain breeds with shorter muzzle often suffer from the heat more so than other breeds. Dogs can keep themselves cool by panting, and less surface area means less ability to cool off. If you’re concerned that your dog might be overheated, look for excessive drooling and be sure to cool them down slowly with a little bit of water.

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