Don't forget about your pets as the warm weather returns this week and hot weather lurks later this summer.  Just like humans, they need plenty of water to stay hydrated and avoid heatstroke.  And use common sense, by not leaving your pet in a car, even with the window cracked.  And if you have an outside pet, make sure they have fresh water.

5A’s Executive Director Ric Jun tells The Big Z you shouldn’t just top off the existing water – you need to switch it out.      

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There are several signs of heatstroke, including heavy panting, glazed eyes, a rapid heartbeat, restlessness, excessive thirst, dizziness, and vomiting.  If you think your pet is suffering a heat stroke put a cold towel on its head, let it drink small amounts of water, and then take the pet to see a veterinarian.  


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