Looks Like It Will Be A Sizzling Hot Summer! Don't Let Your Pets Sizzle Too!

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty

 

PET SAFETY TIPS FOR A SIZZLING HOT SUMMER!

It's not just the real estate market that is sizzling hot this summer! Much of the country is suffering from sizzling heat... and Charlotte is no exception. It's been feeling like the dog days of August in June! No doubt we are talking a weather forecast for the summer 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 IN JUST 10 MINUTES?

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 pets by leaving them in the car for even a couple of minutes. If it's 90 degrees outside, for example, your car heats up to 114 degrees within 10 minutes and to 129 degrees within 30 minutes. Cracking your window open does not keep the car cool enough for your pet.

 

How Hot Does Your Car Get In Summer

 

 

7 MORE TIPS ON CARING FOR YOUR PET IN SUMMER HEAT

  1. Be sure to have plenty of water available for both your dogs and cats when it's hot. They can get dehydrated much more quickly.  Carry water with you when out with your dog. 
  2. 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.

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

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

  5. Don't shave your longer-haired dogs thinking it will cool them off... it might actually cause them to be sunburned.
  6. If you keep windows open in your home, be sure to install screens securely so that your dogs and cats don't fall out.
  7. Know the signs of heatstroke in dogs and cats.

 

HEATSTROKE CAN BE DEADLY FOR DOGS & CATS!

WOULD YOU KNOW THE SIGNS OF HEATSTROKE IN YOUR DOG OR CAT?

 

Know the signs 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 purr-fect one both 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 region pet-friendly residential real estate experts and pet parents and lovers.

 

Nina Hollander, pet friendly Charlotte Realtor

 

The summer "weather forecast" for Charlotte real estate is sizzling hot! If you're considering selling or purchasing a home in the Charlotte metro area this summer, I'd love an opportunity to earn your business, to exceed your expectations, and to show you why experience matters in a sizzling hot market and how:

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P.S. 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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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Comments (36)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog hi Bill... it might not be as hot here as in AZ, but till don't get what people are thinking when they leave their dogs in their cars. They should have their dogs taken away from them.

Jun 30, 2021 05:46 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 hi Sheila... I don't get it either. It's one thing to say a car heats up fast... it's another to actually see just how hot and how fast.

Jun 30, 2021 05:47 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Nina,

I think that more cars manufacturers should adapt Tesla's technology of keeping a car in cool mode for Pets as Brian England reminds us.  Luckily our weather on the coast remains in cool mode, and I have yet to spot closed windows with a pooch inside here!  Dogs rule in our area.  A

Jun 30, 2021 06:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ron and Alexandra Seigel hi Alexandra... your climate is quite different from our... it's always amazing to me how hot my car is when I return to it just 10 or 15 minutes after parking it. And even for those who leave their dogs in the open in the back of their trucks... dogs can get sunburnt and I'd bet these people aren't putting sunscreen on their dogs.

Jun 30, 2021 06:16 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Nina - whether it is a sizzling real estate market or a furry family member during these sweltering times, patience and proper preparation are part of a necessary special care package. 

Jun 30, 2021 06:21 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Michael Jacobs well said, Michael! Patience and preparation are often critical in many aspects of life.

Jun 30, 2021 06:29 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Nina! Yes, please if folks own a pet, keep them cool and safe

Jun 30, 2021 06:37 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Rocky Dickerson hi Rocky... sounds so basic and obvious, doesn't it? And yet... we see dogs left in cars every summer (and kids).

Jun 30, 2021 06:57 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, I know many like to take their dogs when they go for a ride, but what do you do when you go into a store?   Most won't allow them, and really bad when they leave them in the car, especially with this heat.

Jun 30, 2021 07:16 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox exactly! That's one reason we don't drive around with our dog... we only put him in the car when we need to take him somewhere.

Jun 30, 2021 07:44 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Nina, I know we even put extra water out for the squirrels that visit our backyard.  Make it a great day!

 

Jun 30, 2021 09:06 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Nina- Larry bought us a puncher tool for each car should we see a dog that we needed to rescue. It beats the heck out of using my foot!

Jun 30, 2021 10:50 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Lots of posts for pet awareness.  Good to see.  They certainly can not speak up for themselves.  Mark

Jun 30, 2021 10:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Will Hamm hi Will... well, I don't go that far... no squirrels in my yard... they know Bingo lives here!

Jun 30, 2021 11:01 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... I had no idea such a thing existed... will look for one... way to go, Larry!

Jun 30, 2021 11:01 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint hi Mark... the most vulnerable amongst us... dogs, cats, young children... we need to be aware when they are abused.

Jun 30, 2021 11:02 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

You make seven very important points about caring for our furry family members during hot weather, Nina.

Jul 03, 2021 03:37 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Myrl Jeffcoat thank you, Myrl... I'm always astonished by how casual pet owners can be about keeping their pets cool and hydrated. Isn't it easy to remember that if we are hot our pets also are hot?

Jul 04, 2021 07:02 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
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Great tips for our pets safety. I enjoyed reading the reblog from Roy. Thanks for sharing.

Jul 07, 2021 08:04 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Pat Champion thanks, Pat... whether you read the original or the reblog, I'm happy you popped by!

Jul 10, 2021 11:46 AM