Hot Weather And Pets

Scorching temperatures aren't just a threat to our health, but also our pets. According to a local veterinarian, a dog died in Greenville Wednesday from heat stroke.

That tragedy is one of the reasons why animal hospital owner Mark Hayes brought his pup, Ruby, to work Thursday. Hayes, who is also a veterinarian, says because of the heat, dogs like Ruby, who spend most of their time outdoors, need to spend more time inside.

Hayes says if a dog does stay outside pet owners need to make sure their animals have shelter and a fresh source of water.

Hayes says some initial signs of heat stroke in dogs can be heavy panting and an increased heart rate.


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