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How to Keep your Pet Cool in Hot Weather

While you’re cool indoors, think about your pets. Are they cool and comfortable too, or are their lives in danger?

A dog’s or cat’s normal temperature is at least five degrees higher than a human’s. If they’re confined in a yard or dog run, with no way to escape from the heat, they may become victims of heat stroke, which can be fatal.

spcaLA offers the following hot weather pet care tips:

Fun heat relief ideas: