SUMMER PET SAFETY TIPS
Beat the heat and keep your pets safe this summer!
The Saving Animals In Need Together (S.A.I.N.T.) Organization would like to send a friendly reminder to pet owners of the dangers of the summer heat to their pets.
With temperatures in excess of 110 during the summer, the asphalt and cement of roadways and sidewalks is incredibly hot and can seriously burn the pads of your pet’s feet. If you must walk your pet, please consider walking them earlier in the day when it’s cooler, or take them to a dog park where they can walk on the grass, and don’t let them over exert themselves. If the ground is too hot for you, it’s too hot for them.
You should also never leave your dog alone in the car when doing errands. Please leave them home. Even at an outdoor temperature of 70 degrees, the vehicle’s interior will still reach a sweltering 104 degrees within 30 minutes. At 95 degrees outside, that temperature will be in excess of 125 degrees. Parking in the shade and/or cracking the windows will not be enough to protect your pet.
Make sure your pet has access to plenty of shade and water to keep them cool and hydrated and if you notice that your pet is exhibiting any signs of heat stroke, seek veterinary attention immediately!
S.A.I.N.T. is a 501C3 Non-Profit Pet Welfare organization providing financial assistance to pet owners in need for Spay and Neuter and Emergency Pet Medical Services, as well as running a foster-based pet adoption program.
For more information about S.A.I.N.T. please call 928-985-0663 or visit www.BHCSaint.org.