Posts tagged "summer safety"

Pet Summer Safety

Pet Summer Safety
Dogs can die in hot cars. And no wonder. According to the AAA Chicago Motor Club, when it’s 85 degrees outdoors, and even with windows open for cross-circulation, the dashboard of a car will heat up to 170 degrees in 15 minutes. “How hot it can get in a car just blows me away,” says... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast: Bret Michaels and Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center

WGN Radio Petcast: Bret Michaels and Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center
Listen HERE to this WGN Radio Pecast with Bret Michaels and Dr. Jerry Klein. Dr. Jerry Klein at Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center  talks abut how you know if it’s an emergency, or not. Dr. Klein offers helpful tips (for example, if your pet gets into human medications), talks about summer safety and services... Read more »

Summer Safety Tips from Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center

Summer Safety Tips from Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center
This is optimistic – here are summer safety tips (which means summer is upon us!) from Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center. Here a  few hightlighst: Asphalt: Minimize your pet’s time on asphalt. It heats up quickly, burns paws and causes overheating. Beaches, Boats & Pools: Not all dogs are good swimmers. When on or... Read more »
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Summer Safety for Your Pets

Summer Safety for Your Pets
On July 4, Maya Webb, of Bettendorf, IA, went shopping at a Joliet, IL, furniture store. Unfortunately, leaving her two Pit Bulls in the car. It was “only” 81 degrees, and she was barely gone for two hours, but both dogs suffered heat stroke and died. Webb was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, a... Read more »

Summer Safety for Dogs

In many places in America, this summer is a record steamer – and just as people can suffer with the heat, so can pets. From my TMS feature column, here’s a story I wrote with summer safety tips.            Spending summer with our families is what summertime is all about. However, non-human family members require special... Read more »