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Hot Weather Safety Tips We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger. To prevent your pet from overheating, take these simple precautions: Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle. Not only can it lead to fatal heat stroke, it is illegal in several states! Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it's hot or humid outdoors. Make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun, be careful not to over-exercise them, and keep them indoors when it's extremely hot. Know the symptoms of overheating in pets, which include excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness, stupor or even collapse. Symptoms can also include selzures, bloody diarrhea and vomit along with an elevated body temperature of over 104 degrees. When the temperature is very high, don't let your dog linger on hot asphalt. Being so close to the ground, your pooch's body can heat up quickly, and sensitive paw pads can burn. Keep walks during these times to a minimum. NORTHPOINTE 880 West Onstott Road, Yuba City | 530-674-8670 | www.npvethospital.com OPEN 24/7 Hot Weather Safety Tips We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger. To prevent your pet from overheating, take these simple precautions: Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle. Not only can it lead to fatal heat stroke, it is illegal in several states! Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it's hot or humid outdoors. Make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun, be careful not to over-exercise them, and keep them indoors when it's extremely hot. Know the symptoms of overheating in pets, which include excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness, stupor or even collapse. Symptoms can also include selzures, bloody diarrhea and vomit along with an elevated body temperature of over 104 degrees. When the temperature is very high, don't let your dog linger on hot asphalt. Being so close to the ground, your pooch's body can heat up quickly, and sensitive paw pads can burn. Keep walks during these times to a minimum. NORTHPOINTE 880 West Onstott Road, Yuba City | 530-674-8670 | www.npvethospital.com OPEN 24/7