How to Keep Pets Safe in the Heat

Our furry friends with their furry coats can have a tough time in the hot weather. Pets can quickly become uncomfortable in the heat and even end up with heat stroke. Take the proper precautions and watch for the early telltale signs and symptoms that your beloved pet may be overheating. Make sure your pets stay safe when the mercury rises by following these tips to keep pets safe in the heat.

Tips to Keep Pets Safe in the Heat

  1. Provide plenty of water.
  2. Provide plenty of shade.
  3. Don’t leave pets outside for extended periods of time, especially during the hottest parts of the day.
  4. Never leave pets in a parked car.
  5. Watch for high humidity, not just temperature.
  6. Limit exercise on extremely hot days.
  7. Watch for signs of heatstroke:
  • Panting
  • Shallow breathing
  • Glazed eyes
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Excessive thirst
  • Lethargy
  • Lack of coordination
  • Profuse salivation
  • Vomiting

How to treat an animal showing signs of heat stroke:

  1. Move your pet to an air-conditioned spot or into the shade if air-conditioning is not available.
  2. Apply ice packs or cold towels to the head, chest and neck areas or run cool water over your pet.
  3. Have your pet drink cool water or lick ice cubes.
  4. When your pet has cooled down, make a trip to the vet immediately.

Our pets are loved like every other family member, so don’t find yourself with a pet emergency due to the hot weather. It is best to practice these tips to avoid a heat stroke situation, but if you find yourself with an overheated pet, act quickly. Never use ice to cool your pet but rather cool towels. Cool the pet down slowly, then seek medical care right away even if your pet’s condition appears to improve.

When humidity and temperatures rise to uncomfortable levels it’s best to keep your pets inside a cool house not outside, even if there is shade. Cars and garages are too hot for pets in the summer months. A car can reach a deadly temperature within minutes and a garage lacks air flow. Let pets enjoy the outdoors and get their exercise in the early morning hours or late evening when temperatures are at more comfortable levels for everyone.

Professional Carpet Cleaning

We love our pets and they are members of the family, but they can create quite the mess to clean up. Between pet hair, drool, food, cat litter, vomit, accidents, it’s nearly impossible to keep up.

Spot treating carpet is the way we normally tackle pet messes, but this rarely removes everything. Pet urine and vomit can seep into carpet fibers and reach the underlying pads. To achieve the deep clean you desire it is important to have all of your carpets professionally deep-cleaned at least once a year.

At Joanne’s Chem-Dry of New Jersey we provide a drier, chemical-free, all-natural professional carpet cleaning option for your home. Natural carpet cleaning services can be difficult to find because most professional carpet cleaning involves harsh, potentially toxic and damaging chemicals.

At Joanne’s Chem-Dry we utilize the deep-penetrating power of carbonation to lift dirt, pet stains, and allergens from your carpets and underlying carpet pads. When you choose Chem-Dry you choose the natural, drier professional carpet cleaning service and you can rest assured that it is safe for your family.

For more information on our unique, natural pet stain removal process contact Joanne’s Chem-Dry of New Jersey today at (732) 244-8080.

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