The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA recommends the following tips to keep your pets cool in hot weather:
- Keep your pets hydrated with plenty of cool water.
- Provide shade and water, if your pet is outside.
- If you want to exercise your pet, do so during the early morning or later evening hours.
- Your dog’s pads can burn easily when walking on asphalt, artificial grass, tile, cement or other similar surfaces. Walk them later in the evening or early in the morning when it’s cool.
- You can put sunblock on your dog’s nose, ears and belly to prevent sunburn. Ask your veterinarian what brand you should use.
- For rabbit owners: Place a two-liter frozen bottle of water in your rabbit’s hutch. This acts as a natural air-conditioner.
- For cat owners: Place your cat in a sink or bathtub with a few ice cubes to play with. This way your cat can have fun and stay cool at the same time!
- For dog owners: Fill a kiddie pool with shallow water and let your dogs play around in it. Make sure to supervise your dogs while they play.
- Do not leave your pet in the car. If you see an animal left in a car in hot weather, you can report it to us. Call 626.792.7151 and ask to speak with Field Services.
- Last, but not least, if your pet is exhibiting signs of heat exhaustion (excessive panting, heavily salivating, and/or immobile) take him/her immediately to your veterinarian for assessment.
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If you have further questions, call us at 626.792.7151.