AirTalk for May 6, 2013

Keeping your pets safe in summer heat

Two-week-old puppies play on June 4, 200

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Two-week-old puppies play -- what are the best ways to keep your pets safe in the summer heat?

With summer right around the corner and temperatures heating up it’s important to remember to take time to make sure your pets stay cool too. When it’s hot for you, it’s even hotter for them. Too much heat can be extremely dangerous and even fatal for animals.

Most of the advice is common sense, but it’s always good to get a refresher course. How can you tell if your dog is having a heatstroke? If your pet is breathing heavily is that a sign of danger? Are cats susceptible to heat stroke too?


Guest:

Michael Chill, dog trainer, behavior specialist


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