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Safety concerns increase with the temperatures as more pets spend time outdoors during the summer months. The extreme heat poses dangers for people and pets alike. Pet owners should minimize outside exposure for their pets during the day to prevent heat exhaustion and heatstroke. If you notice signs or symptoms of heat-related illness in your pet, take them to your veterinarian immediately. Heatstroke can be fatal if not treated promptly.
MURRAY, UT (Sept. 1, 2015) -- Pet owner tips for natural disasters, emergency preparedness
A little planning on behalf of your household pet or service animal can help reduce injuries, loss and suffering during a disaster. Prepare an emergency response plan and readily accessible kits with provisions for both family members and animals.