Pet Care Tips for the Hot Summer Months
Posted by Councilmember Englander on June 15, 2017 at 1:57 PM
With the weather heating up this weekend and summer beginning, it's important to remember that some of our pets aren't as well adapted to dealing with the heat as we are. Below are some important tips to remember as we care for our pets courtesy of L.A. Animal Services:
If your pet cannot go inside at every stop with you, they are safer at home on hot days. Car interiors heat very quickly, even with the windows open. If it is 90 degrees out, temperatures can top 160 degrees faster than you can walk around the block. In fact, it's against the law to leave an animal in a vehicle if doing so endangers the health or well-being of the animal.
If your dog has to be left outdoors for awhile, make sure they have plenty of access to shade such as trees, a covered patio or cool spot under the porch. Apply a pet specific or hypoallergenic sunscreen on sensitive areas like the nose, tips of ears and belly especially if they have light or thin fur.
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