Dangerously Hot Weather!

What you need to know to keep your pets safe during dangerous heat temperatures

KEEP YOUR PET INDOORS WHEN POSSIBLE

Always Provide:
• A well-shaded and ventilated shelter
• Provide pets with extra, cool water sources
• Non-metal, spill-proof water bowls/buckets
• Baby pools and sunscreen can also help keep outdoor pets safe.

Be aware that the sun moves across the sky throughout the day. So, shaded areas may move too. Always double-check that your dog can always escape the sun if they need to.

Know the signs of possible heat stroke:
• Excessive prolonged panting.
• Excessive drooling.
• Dark red and/or tacky tongue/gums
• Staggering, lethargy, collapse.
• Vomiting and diarrhea.
• High heart rate.
• Body temperature above 104°F.
If your pet experiences any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately.

• Larger breeds and long-and thick-coated dogs can be more susceptible to the
negative health effects of heat.
• By the time temperatures reach 85 degrees, virtually every dog breed is susceptible
to the negative health effects of heat.
•Dogs with short snouts bulldogs, pugs, boxers, etc. have an especially hard time in
the heat.

If you witness a pet in distress, call your local Animal control or police dispatch. For support with outdoor pets contact hero@greatplainsspca.org OR Text the HERO Team at (913) 940-8223.

IF YOU SEE AN ANIMAL IN DISTRESS CALL 911

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