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

Reblogger Roy Kelley
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Tips For Caring For Your Pet During Hot Summer Weather

Original content by Nina Hollander


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:


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Disclaimer:  Nothing in this blog article is to be construed as legal advice, tax advice, or financial advice.  For legal advice see an attorney.   For tax advice or financial advice see a tax attorney, certified public accountant, or other qualified professional.



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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
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Yes, these are terrific tips that Nina has brought to everyone's attention Roy. Don't forget the hot weather when it comes to protecting your pets!

Jul 12, 2019 04:07 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Roy Kelley another good selection for a reblog.... close attention must be given to pets during hot, humid weather.... 

Jul 12, 2019 04:53 AM #2
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Imagine wearing a fur coat all the would you feel in the sun ?

Jul 12, 2019 05:01 AM #3
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning again, Roy. Thanks so much for the reblog. With the insane heat this is such an important topic!

Jul 12, 2019 05:19 AM #4
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog by Nina Hollander

Jul 12, 2019 05:41 AM #5
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Roy Kelley - We always get great pet tips from Nina Hollander. The Valley of the Sun is supposed to be around 114º today.  Think of how much that multiplies the risk to pets. 

Jul 12, 2019 09:15 AM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Roy - thanks for the reminder.  It is time to look out for your furry family members.

Jul 12, 2019 09:34 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a wonderful post by Nina Hollander to reblog.  I think this community is a big fan of furry creatures, big and small.  A

Jul 12, 2019 10:26 AM #8
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, I missed Nina's post, and she did an awesome job.  My kitty likes to go into the basement, it is lots cooler.

Jul 12, 2019 11:08 AM #10
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks so much for your feedback. It is always good to hear from you.

Jul 12, 2019 11:17 AM #12
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