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Pets Need to Stay Cool and Hydrated Too

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Animal Control is reminding residents to keep pets safe

During extreme heat, it’s important for both people and pets to stay cool and hydrated. WNIN’s John Gibson reports:

Evansville’s Animal Control Office is reminding pet owners that if you’re hot, your pet is too.

The agency says never leave animals alone in a parked vehicle. Temperatures in cars can rapidly increase and become lethal.

Officials urge you to keep pets indoors as much as possible and in the shade when they’re outdoors.

They also suggest walking your pets early in the morning or later in the evening to avoid the hottest part of the day. And remember, concrete and asphalt are hot on their feet too.

Make sure pets have plenty of water and when you walk or take your pet outside, carry water with you.

If you think your pet is in distress due to the heat, call your veterinarian as soon as possible.