Keep Pets Cool

Published by The Bee News

April 21, 2023

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Bullhead City Animal Care and Welfare officers would like to remind residents to keep pets cool and safe as the temperatures increase.

  • Make sure your pet has plenty of water and shade.
  • A small wading pool outside works great to cool off pets.
  • Do not leave your animal unattended in a vehicle, even with the windows cracked. In just 10 minutes, a car can heat up by 20 degrees. Leave pets at home.
  • Do not walk your dog during the day because the pads on their feet can burn. Instead, walk in the early mornings or evenings. If it’s too hot for you; it’s too hot for them.
  • Never leave your animal unattended for more than 24 hours.
  • If your pet is required to be tied up while outside, make sure it has plenty of shade and water. The tie should be no shorter than 10 feet.

    There are some signs of pet dehydration; including excessive drooling, lethargy, bloodshot eyes, and loss of skin elasticity. If you are concerned your pet may be dehydrated, get it into the shade, provide water, cool it down with a damp cloth and contact your veterinarian.

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