Preventing an Emergency: Brooklyn Pets in the Heat

A woman and her dog play in a public fountain

You know it’s bad when the OZY Fest and the NYC Triathlon get cancelled, but what are residents of the Burroughs supposed to do at home without fully functioning air conditioning? This summer’s power outages may have surprised few, but to be taken off the grid for repairs and maintenance is a tough pill to swallow, especially for those of us with animals to care for. 

Brooklyn pets in the heat take on their own specific safety requirements. Luckily, the strategies necessary for people to avoid heat-related illness or injury is exactly the same for the health and welfare of animals.

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Keeping Your Senior Pet Safe Through the Summer Months

summer pet safetyIt seems like those of us in the Northeast wait all winter for summer to arrive, only to let the heat of those dog-eat-dog days catch us off guard. With temps well into the 80’s and 90’s and high humidity, there’s no doubt that most of us – and our four-legged crew – will be relaxing in the AC or lounging poolside to cool down.

From ensuring hydration to monitoring for heat-related distress, all pet owners need to take summer safety precautions. However, when it comes to a senior pet, these fiery days can present more serious risks to health and well-being.

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