Pet Weather Forecast: Hot, Hot, Hot! Summer Pet Safety Tips

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Summer Pet Safety Tips 

Much of the country is suffering from significant heat... and Charlotte is no different. Our temperatures have been hitting the 90 degree mark and will continue to do so this coming week with some forecasts indicating that temperatures could rise as high as 97 degrees. No doubt we are talking a weather forecast that is HOT, HOT, HOT! And if it's hot for humans, it's HOT, HOT, HOT for our pets.

 

ASPCA's infographic below points out the 5 Summer Dangers For Pets, which include sun and heat, fireworks and thunderstorms, hot cars, toxic chemicals, and parties and barbecues. Following the safety tips outlined in this infographic will ensure that your pets enjoy a pawsitively great summer.

 

Summer Pet Safety Tips

 

 

Do You Know How Hot Your Car Gets?

Every summer we hear reports on the news about pets that have perished in a hot car or were rescued from a hot car. A car heats up very quickly in the summer heat... don't take chances with your pet by leaving it in the car for even a couple of minutes. If it's  90 degrees outside, for example, as it's been in Charlotte, your car heats up to 114 degreew within 10 minutes and to 129 degrees within 30 minutes. Don't think cracking your window open helps keep the car cool enough for your pet.

 

How Hot Does Your Car Get In Summer

 

 

More Tips For Caring For Your Pet During Hot Summer Weather

  • Be sure to have plenty of water available for both your dogs and cats when it's hot as they can get dehydrated much more quickly. Be sure to carry water with you when out with your dog. 
  • Don't leave pets unsupervised around your pool. If your dog swims in your pool, hose it off to remove chlorine and chemicals as soon as possible.

  • Keep pets off of hot pavement and asphalt as much as possible to keep their pads from burning.

  • Keep your pets protected against mosquito bites by not skipping on heartworm medicine in the summer months.

  • Don't shave your longer haired dogs thinking it will cool them off... it might instead cause them to be sunburned.
  • If you keep windows open in your home, be sure to install screens securely so that dogs and cats don't fall out.
  • Know the signes of heat stroke in dogs and cats.

 

 

Staying aware of these dangers to our four-legged family members will be sure to make the summer season a happy one for pets and their parents.

 

 

These tips for keeping your pets safe during the hot summer months are provided by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker, your Charlotte area residential real estate experts and pet owners and lovers.


And if you're thinking about adding a pet to your household this summer, please:

ADOPT, DON'T SHOP!

Adopt Don't Shop For Pets

 

 

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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® hi Sheri... fortunately, we also have the good samaritans who break car windows to rescue a dog or child... the people who leave their kids and pets in a hot car should lose those kids and pets.

Jul 01, 2019 09:35 AM #17
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 hi Sheila and Larry... I totally agree. I had a neighbor, who thankfully moved, who kept her dog out in the yard all summer long. Even with a covered porch it was just too hot to keep a dog outside. Everyone on the street was scandalized and she'd just slam her door in anyone's face who came to her home to say she should not keep the dog outside in extreme heat.

Jul 01, 2019 09:36 AM #18
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Nina,

I am loving your comment that Oliver guided you to Mr. Marlowe, we felt that Kobe guided us to Quincy.  Of, course we had to fly to Portland to get him, and met Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD and have been friends every since...Kobe did well by us.

I have never seen any dog or other pet in a Santa Barbara car without a window open, usually they are on both sides of the car, and many find shade to park in...A

Jul 01, 2019 12:15 PM #19
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel hi Alexandra... Kobe, indeed, did well by you. I have a feeling that temperatures in Santa Barbara don't typically rise as high as they do in other parts of the country, including Charlotte. It's 93 degrees right now and I can tell you if you're driving you can feel the heat right through the windshield. I don't even like it when I see dogs in open trucks sitting in the direct sun when it's this hot.

Jul 01, 2019 12:24 PM #20
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Good afternoon Nina -  heat and fireworks.  Two very big things to protect your pet from.

Jul 01, 2019 12:42 PM #21
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Grant Schneider hi Grant... I've yet to see a dog or cat remain calm when they hear fireworks... even if they can't see them. 

Jul 01, 2019 12:51 PM #22
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Nina,

It does get hot in the upper areas of Santa Barbara, a difference of 10-20 degrees from those who live closer to the water.  And the wine country hits 3 digit many times in the summer... Even, with our closeness to the water, we have had a few days in a row of 90 plus every so often.  A

Jul 01, 2019 12:57 PM #23
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Nina Hollander - This morning while driving in my car, there was some guy talking about his cat and of course about how much he loved his pet who is free to go inside or out whenever he wanted. Which I know, you can appreciate. But then the conversations got deeper and before I knew it, they were talking on the radio about whether or not it's fair to keep so many pets inside and control their lives and what about all those cats and dogs that started out pets and were abandoned by their owners to wander without a home. Thank goodness for Rescue Centers, but the conversations on the air brought up issues I think many people take for granted. 

Your message here is a public service message that every pet owner should pay attention to. I believe if something lives and breathes, and if there is a heart we all need to be responsible, loving, and kind and never take pets or creatures who live in the wild for granted OR abuse them in any way, shape or form.   

Jul 01, 2019 01:23 PM #24
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP hi Patricia... statistics are clear that cats who are kept inside live longer and healthier lives. I feed two homeless cats daily who show up in the early morning hours. They also often spend time on my porch to avoid to stay dry in rainy weather. Just breaks my heart.

All my pets have been rescues from the shelter. They are simply the best.

Jul 01, 2019 01:30 PM #25
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Nina it is important for people to take precautions with the weather, but pets also need to be protected from the heat.

Jul 01, 2019 01:47 PM #26
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George Souto hi George... we are seeing such extreme heat this summer everyone should really be careful and remember to keep their pets safe, as well.

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Our temps have been in the mid 80s. I try to walk Zeke early in the morning as it gets too hot for him by 10am. It is 67 degrees now with a nice cool breeze..

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Nina- I'm so glad that you shared this information about keeping our pets safe!  And I'm happy that more and more people are stepping up to take action if they see a dog in a hot car!  

Jul 01, 2019 07:14 PM #29
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® hi Rebecca...when our dogs were alive we did the same with early morning walks.

Jul 02, 2019 04:46 AM #30
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Kathy Streib thanks, Kathy. You're right... I do see people be much more outspoken now if they see a dog in a hot car in a parking lot.

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It's a crime to have any animal not protected fully by their owners. Most of the time they rely on us to do the thinking for them and they trust us to do the right thing. Thanks for reminding people about the dangers of a hot car. 

Jul 02, 2019 07:05 AM #32
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD good morning, Debb... I can tell you that when I see dogs and cats mistreated, my first thought is to give those who mistreat them a taste of their own medicine!

Jul 03, 2019 04:44 AM #33
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Imagine wearing a fur coat all the time...how would you feel in the sun ?

Jul 12, 2019 05:02 AM #34
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson hi Sally... I'll admit it... I don't put on a fur until it's well below freezing. The problem, of course, for dogs and cats is that they have no sweat glands so being in the hot sun is even more excruciating.

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Nina, great job on this post, and our pets deserve a cool space, not sweltering! 

Jul 12, 2019 11:09 AM #36
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