Keeping Pets Cool


IT’S NOT JUST HUMANS FEELING THE HEAT — LOCAL FIVE’S ERINN TAYLOR CHECKED IN WITH THE WISCONSIN HUMANE SOCIETY TO SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE AS TEMPERATURES RISE. NATS DOG PANTING SHAINA ALLEN – WISCONSIN HUMANE SOCIETY IF IT’S TOO HOT FOR YOU, IT’S TOO HOT FOR THEM. AS THE MERCURY CLIMBS THIS SUMMER… SHAINA WE ARE THE FROZEN TUNDRA, BUT IT ALSO GETS VERY HOT HERE. OFFICIALS AT THE WISCONSIN HUMANE SOCIETY SAY THE SAFEST PLACE FOR YOUR PET – IS INSIDE. SHAINA WE DO RECCOMEND KEEPING THEM INSIDE IN THE AIR CONDITIONING WITH A FAN IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE AIR CONDITIONING, JUST ANY WAY TO KEEP THEM COOL. BUT EVEN IN THE HEAT – A DOG’S GOTTA WALK. SHAINA WE RECCOMEND EARLY MORNING, BEFORE THE TEMPERATURES SOAR TOO HIGH, IF THAT’S NOT AN OPTION, YOU CAN CHECK THE CEMENT WITH YOUR HAND, IF IT FEELS ALRIGHT TO YOU, HAVING YOUR HAND ON THE CEMENT, IT’S PROBABLY ALRIGHT FOR THEM, OR STICK TO THE GRASS. BUT YOU’LL WANT TO LIMIT YOUR PUP’S TIME OUTSIDE… SHAINA THE DANGERS OF LEAVING YOUR DOG OUTSIDE IN THE HEAT ARE DEHYDRATION, HEAT STROKE. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR ANY SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS… SHAINA PANTING, PACING, JUST LETHARGY IN GENERAL IF THEY’RE JUST NOT ACTING LIKE THEMSELVES, THEY PROBABLY WON’T WANT TO PLAY, THEY CAN LOSE THEIR APPETITE. IF YOU START TO SEE THE SIGNS… SHAINA THEY NEED TO GET INSIDE, GET ACCESS TO WATER THAT ISN’T TOO TOO COLD, JUST SLIGHTLY COLDER WATER, AND SHADE AND KEEP AN EYE ON THEM. NATS DOG SHAINA IF THEY AREN’T SHOWING SIGNS OF GETTING ANY BETTER, BRING THEM TO THE VET RIGHT AWAY. A VET TRIP EVERY PET OWNER WANTS TO AVOID — AS THEY HELP THEIR FURRY FRIENDS BEAT THE HEAT. SHAINA YOU CAN NEVER REMIND PEOPLE ENOUGH OF THE HEAT SAFETY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING YOUR ANIMAL SAFE FROM THE HEAT. IN STURGEON BAY ET LOCAL FIVE NEWS. ((ERIN)) AND FOR MORE TIPS ON KEEPING YOUR PETS SAFE IN THE SUMMER HEAT – HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE AT WE ARE GREEN BAY DOT COM. ((TOM)) IN GREEN BAY NEWS –

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