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How to Keep Pets Safe When the Temperatures Rise

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA)--- El Paso Animal Services wants to remind you to keep your pets safe during summer’s hot weather.

Here are a few safety tips:

Don’t leave your animals in the car. A car can overheat even when the window has been left open. Leave your dogs at home with air conditioning instead of taking them with you.

Make sure your pet has access to drinkable water, shade, and shelter. Don’t walk your dogs during the hottest parts of the day. Your pet’s paws are just as sensitive to the heat as your bare feet. 

Always remember to keep your dog on a leash when they're outdoors and only walk your pet during the cooler morning or evening hours. Bring your pets indoors whenever possible, especially during triple-digit days.

Your pets can overheat easily. Symptoms of heat stroke are excessive panting, excessive drooling, reddened gums, rapid heart rate, and wobbliness.

If you suspect your pet is overheated, call your veterinarian, and if you see an animal in distress, call 311.

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Noelia Gonzalez

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