Beating the Heat: Pet Care in the Summer

Animals of the Pacific Northwest

By now, the Pacific Northwest is in the throws of summer and as the last few years, many places are experiencing hotter days than average. Back in June, the Sea-Tac area hit a high of 95 degrees one day, just shy of the record 96 degrees hit in 2017. Global warming and climate change play a huge role in the rising temperatures here in the Northwest and around the world. And these rising temperatures are impacting people, animals of all kinds, and ecosystems.

Signs of Dehydration, Heat Stroke, and heat exhaustion
Signs In People

There are a few differences between heat exhaustion and heat stroke in people. Heat exhaustion can lead to heatstroke but heatstroke can also happen if it’s very hot or you overexert yourself. While you’re taking care of your pets this summer, also make sure to take care of yourself! If it’s too hot for you…

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