A Weather Alert to All Pet Owners

A Weather Alert to All Pet Owners

Hagerstown, MD: The Humane Society of Washington County is sending out a warning to all pet owners. The temperatures are once again getting above the safe index for pets so pet owners need to follow some rules to keep their pets safe and happy during the warmer months ahead:
Remember these Tail WAGGINS rules and you will keep your pet safe.
W-Water should always be available for your pet.
A-Always keep your veterinarian's phone number handy.
G-Get your pets inside when the temperatures start to climb. They can sunburn, too.
G-Get to your veterinarian immediately if you think they have become overheated.
I- Identify the signs of heat stroke (see below)
N-Never leave your pet unattended in the car during extreme temperatures.
S-Store antifreeze securely and clean up all spills and leaks immediately.
Signs of Heat Stroke:
* Excessive panting
* Dry mouth
* Dry nose
* Tongue hanging out excessively
* Confusion
* Vomiting
* Loss of skin elasticity
* Sunken eyes
And don't be fooled! When temperatures SEEM to be comfortable, your vehicle can still quickly heat up to dangerous levels.