here for information from the National Weather
about how hot it can get in a parked car.
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Phone: (414) 431-6104
Patches from the Scorching Heat
As temperatures in Milwaukee climb, your companion
animal may be less comfortable. Just like people,
companion animals can get heat stroke and heat exhaustion.
The Wisconsin Humane Society wants to remind the
community how to keep their furry friends safe.
NEVER leave your companion animal in a parked car,
even with the windows down. The inside of a parked
car can reach 160 degrees in just a few minutes.
your canine only during the cooler parts of the
day. Early morning and evening hours are best. Leave
your animal outside for only short periods of time.
Also, never take your cat outdoors – cats prefer
to be kept inside, and are safer there.
your companion animal with plenty of fresh cool
water at all times.
tie your furry pal outside on a choke collar. This
tip applies all year round; he or she could choke
to death. Never tie an animal outside in the heat!
Always make sure they have shade when outside in
access to the coolest part of your home. If you
don't have air conditioning, or you turn it off
while at work, make sure your companion animal can
get to a cool place, such as a basement.
your animal for signs of heat stroke, which include
extreme panting, difficulty breathing, vomiting,
diarrhea, confusion, rapid pulse, bright red gums
and blue tongue or lips. Animals exhibiting signs
of heat stroke should be moved to a cool place and
have their body temperature lowered with cool water
(do NOT apply ice), then taken to a veterinarian
for further treatment.
· Animal Antics,
located in the Wisconsin Humane Society, sells Kool
Dogz Ice Treat Maker. Designed to entertain, hydrate
and treat your canine, Kool Dogz allows for treats
to be suspended in a long-lasting block of ice,
which provides cool hydration.
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