In this week's WENY Kids Cast, Tiara Haskell gives us some tips to keep your pets cool and safe during the summer.

During the heat of the day:

  • Keep your pet indoors when possible.

  • Avoid long walks, hikes, and excessive play.

  • Provide pets with extra cool water sources.

  • No hot cars, not even with the window cracked.

  • Limit exercise to early morning or evening

If it’s too hot for your bare feet, it’s too hot for bare paws. Asphalt and sand can cause a second degree burn within 35 seconds to your pet’s paws.

Here are some signs of heat exhaustion that you should know:

  • Loud panting

  • Excessive thirst

  • Glazed eyes

  • Rapid pulse

  • Excessive drool or lack of drool

If your pet shows signs of heat exhaustion you should:

  • Call your veterinarian.

  • Move your pet to a cool place.

  • Place a cool wet cloth on their bellies, ears, paws, and neck.

  • Direct a fan to blow on your pet.

Hope you have a fun and safe summer with your pet!