Too much time in the sun can put pets at risk for heatstroke. It’s critical to know how to protect your pet from the nearly inescapable heat.
– Know your pet may not enjoy prolonged periods outdoors. Let your pets go inside to cool off.
– Take walks in the early morning or evening hours to avoid the hottest temperatures of the day.
– Avoid running or biking with your pet during summer months. You may not realize how hot your pet is until it’s too late.
– Be careful of pavement and blacktop surfaces, which can retain heat and burn your pet’s paws.
– Brent Bardell, SPCA Tampa Bay