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Advice for keeping pets safe during extreme heat

Kristine Schellhaas, communications manager for the Idaho Humane Society said dogs being left in hot cars is an issue in the Treasure Valley.

“Leaving your pet in the car alone is very dangerous, and your pet can die,” Schellhaas said.

When it’s hot out, cars can turn into an oven – with temperatures soaring within 10 minutes.

There are several signs of heat exhaustion.

“Signs to look for are panting, lethargy, if a dog’s gums get white, that’s a severe problem,” Schellhaas said . “You don’t necessarily have to have the loss of your pet to have issues, your pet can have a lot of conditions that stem from that overheating exhaustion.”  Read more…

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