Temperature Safety

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Temperature fluctuations can be deadly for your pet. Be sure you are aware of the temperature if you are keeping your pet in the car or outside for any length of time. It is not safe to leave your pet in the car for any length of time in hot weather. Temperature in cars can quickly exceed 100 F and can be fatal for pets, particularly certain breeds such as bulldogs, French bulldogs, Boston terriers and pugs. They can quickly become overheated and if not cooled can suffer brain damage, seizures and death. Dogs cannot sweat to cool themselves, panting is their mechanism for diffusing excess heat. Outdoors, you can help your pet stay cool with a fan, ice in the water or cooling them with a pool or hose if that does not create anxiety. Please be sure to protect your pets from overheating.