Keep Pets Safe During Heat Wave

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The extreme heat isn’t just dangerous for you, it’s also a big concern for our four legged friends.

The Wisconsin Humane Society is reminding owners that dogs and cats don’t sweat, they pant, which isn’t very efficient in keeping them cool.  Symptoms of heat stroke in animals can include trouble breathing, vomiting, and seizures.

Winnebago County Animal Services says there are a few simple ways to prevent a potentially fatal reaction to the heat.

“Make sure that you take care of your pet provide plenty of water, plenty of shade, keep them in the house,” said Animal Services Adoption Coordinator Donna Apgar.  “If you have the air conditioning going with you and certainly don’t leave them in the car.”

You can also set up a wading pool or sprinkler for your pet.

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