Walking your dog outside?
- Please know that asphalt heats up in the sun.
- Paved surfaces can become too hot for your dog’s feet.
- Use robbing alcohol on your dog’s feet to cool them down.
Hydration is important, for yourself, as well as your pet!
- Ensure that pets have plenty of water and shade available.
- Consider adding just a few ice cubes in the water bowl.
Out for a drive?
- According to the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw (23M2006), “The Owner of an Animal shall not leave an Animal unattended in a motor vehicle if the weather conditions are not suitable for containment of an Animal.”
- Don’t leave your dog or cat in your car during heat waves, as temperatures can rise to dangerous levels in as little as ten minutes.
- Even if you open a window, it does not effectively lower the vehicle’s interior temperature.
- Temperatures inside a car can rise to levels that can lead to organ failure, shock and death for animals.
To report an animal in distress, call 9-1-1.
Also read Tips on How to Prepare for Heat Wave, for humans.
Word of the Day:Asphalt: a dark-colored mixture used for pavements.