Whether You Have Pet Insurance Or Not, Follow These Pet Safety Tips From The ASPCA
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) notes that the temperature inside a parked car on a 85-degree day can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes, even with the windows cracked.
That’s why the organization stresses the importance of leaving pets at home on hot summer days, instead of sweltering in a vehicle.
The ASPCA offers these tips:
If You See Something, Say Something
If you see a dog alone in a vehicle, immediately call animal control or 911. Local law officials have the ability to enter vehicle and rescue the pet. Do not leave until help has arrived.
Try to Find the Car’s Owner
If you are out and you see a dog locked in a car, tell the nearby store manager immediately. Don’t be shy.
Home Is Safe
No matter how much your dog loves to go along when you run errands, don’t take a chance. Leave her home where she is safe.
In Case of Emergency!
If your dog is overcome by the heat, bring down body temperature by soaking the animal in cool (not ice) water, but make sure water does not get into the mouth or nose of an unconscious animal. Seek immediate veterinary care.
Do You Need Pet Insurance For Your Pet?
Snyder Insurance is happy to help you learn about pet insurance. Call us at (630) 960-4848.