While summer officially begins June 21, temperatures are already climbing nationwide.
Humans can control the A/C, grab a glass of ice water and plan for a pool day to cool down, but our furry friends cannot so it is important to keep a special eye on them during the season:
• Strategize exercise plans for early in the morning or later in the evening when the temperatures are not as high.
• Avoid burnt paws by considering dog booties.
• Provide plenty of fresh water.
• Know the symptoms and watch for signs of heat stroke.
• Do not leave pets in a car unattended.
– Abby Watkins, 360 Media, Inc., The Atlanta 100