Veterinarian gives tips on how to keep your furry friends safe during hot weather

Anthony Gibney, a veterinary at the Animal Hospital of Morris Park, says there are a few ways to keep your dog safe.

Valerie Ryan

Jun 17, 2024, 10:39 AM

Updated 35 days ago

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As the weather heats up, experts tell News 12’s Valerie Ryan how to keep our furry friends safe.
The ASPCA says you should watch out for symptoms like excessive panting, difficulty breathing, drooling and even mild weakness. This can indicate your dog is overheating.
Anthony Gibney, a veterinary at the Animal Hospital of Morris Park, says there are a few ways to keep your dog safe. He says to beware of the hot pavement -- it's best to walk your dog early in the morning or later in the evening after the asphalt has cooled down.
He also mentions adding ice cubes to your dog’s water to help cool them off.
He says if it's exceptionally hot it's best to keep your pets cool and inside.


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