Veterinarians offer advice on caring for pets in extreme heat
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Veterinarians want you to pay extra attention to your pets during the heat wave.
With temperatures climbing to the triple digits, dogs and cats could be at risk for heat exhaustion and even heat stroke.
They suggest saving walks for the early morning or late evening, make sure they have plenty of water, and listen up for heavy panting.
"Dogs actually overheat much faster than a person because they get really excited, they can't sweat, so they have to pant really hard. The older dogs, especially the ones with lung disease, the ones with smooshed faces, are more prone to having problems breathing and when the air's more thick they have to move more air,” said Dr. Page Wages, of Care First Animal Hospital
They also say leaving your pet in the car while running errands is not a good idea. Temperatures climb much faster in cars and could be detrimental to their health.