With the temperature ranging up into the 100 degree mark on a more regular basis it is time to make sure your pets are well taken care of.
The American Kennel Club came out with a list of ways to keep your dogs safe.
• If kept outside, make sure your pet has plenty of shade.Remember that doghouses are not good shelter during the summer as they can trap heat.
• Make sure your dog has access to plenty of cool, fresh water 24 hours a day. If your dog travels with you, bring along water and a bowl.
• Never leave your dog in a vehicle on a warm day. Even with the windows open the temperature inside a car can rise to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes.
• It’s fun to take your dog with you to run errands, but if you can’t bring your dog inside the store, it’s best to leave him home. Tying a dog outside a store is dangerous because he is exposed to the hot sun and strangers who could be unkind.
Get the whole list here.