Hot weather safety tips for pets

With the warmer months ahead more people will be spending time with their furry friends outdoors.

But as the hot weather approaches, it is important to make sure you are keeping your animals safe. Alice Xenachis, the owner of Fur Baby’s Veterinary Hospital in Biloxi, says the most important thing is to make sure you have a cool area to keep your animal in when it is hot out.

You should avoid doing heavy exercise and long walks with your pets when it is hot out and try to only take them out when the temperatures are at their lowest for the day which is early in the morning and later in the evening. “They can start vomiting. They can start having difficulty breathing, some of them will have bloodshot eyes, severe symptoms are where they will start bleeding very heavily and that usually means that is a big sign of concern, get them to the vet as soon as possible.”

Never leave your animal in a hot car. It only takes a short time for the temperatures to rise to dangerous levels.

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