“Hot enough to fry an egg,” we’ve heard this expression so many times with the Florida heat. It’s essential to keep an eye out for your pet during the summer to avoid overheating or a heat stroke. Be aware that heat advisories are being put out almost everyday over summer, so consider extra steps you may need to take when playing outside or going on walks with your furry friend.
Pets are not able to cool themselves down as easily as their humans, so the summer heat can be potentially dangerous to your animal if you don’t pay close attention. Pets either have to pant to try to lower their body temperature, or drink water. So, as pet owners, it is up to us to help them keep cool during the hot summer months.
Following these tips from the Humane Society of the United States can make the difference between some light panting after a long walk or fatal burns, fever, and heat stroke.