ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) August 19, 2012
As record heat sweeps the US this summer, it?s important for pet parents to remember that daily outdoor activity can become quite risky. For example, each year dogs and cats die because owners leave their pet in the car while they run a ?quick errand.? The truth is that temperatures can soar in cars, quickly reaching 120+ degree Fahrenheit in minutes, creating a deadly environment for helpless pets.
Making wise decisions and maintaining a healthy surrounding for pets is essential, especially in the summer. Protect Your Bubble has compiled a list of tips for consumers to ensure that they are aware of the risks.
Simple ways pet parents can avoid heat-related pet emergencies:
Don?t leave dogs or cats in the car in hot weather, even if windows are cracked.
Avoid strenuous exercise in hot, humid weather.
Do not confine a dog on a leash in direct sunlight.
Always ensure that pets have adequate water supply in hot weather.
Walking on hot asphalt can burn dog and cat?s feet.
Special attention should be paid to brachycephalic breeds (including Bulldogs, Pugs and Pekingese) when temperatures rise because of breathing difficulty due to hereditary respiratory conditions.
Pet parents should monitor any boarding facilities and day cares to ensure that they adhere to these heat-related guidelines.
Pet owners should monitor their dog?s outdoor playtime. They often don?t slow down until it?s too late.
If consumers suspect that their pet has been exposed to extreme heat-related situations, they should call their vet immediately. Consumers who take a proactive role in the health of their pets find that pet insurance is a great option. Protect Your Bubble offers pet insurance for dogs and cats and it covers vet charges for eligible accidents, illnesses, hereditary conditions, behavioral treatments and alternative therapies. To learn more about pet insurance, visit ProtectYourBubble.com for a quick, two-minute quote.
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