Ways To Keep Your Pet Safe During The Treasure Valley Heat Wave
With temperatures soaring well into the 90s and triple digits, don't forget to protect your fur babies from the heat.
The Humane Society has some tips to help keep your pets safe:
- Don't leave your pet in a parked car, ever! Even on a cooler day, temperatures can reach 100 degrees in a car.
- Limit exercise during peak hours. Try to use the early mornings and evening hours to exercise your pet, instead of the middle of the day when it's the hottest.
- Don't use fans. Fans do not cool pets the same way it does people.
- Provide shade and water. When it's really hot, add ice cubes to make the water extra cool.
- Keep them cool inside and out. Make some peanut butter popsicles, wrap your pet in a cooling vest and/or soak your pet in a cool bath.
- Make sure to check your pet for signs of heat stroke.
This weeks weather will produce dangerously hot temperatures. Keep you and your pets safe by staying as cool as possible. If you're thinking of taking your dog out for run, maybe think about a nice dip in the water at Lucky Peak!