It's important to keep a watchful eye on your four-legged companions over the next week as temperatures sore into the 90s all across the Tri-State.
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CINCINNATI -- While it may be called the dog days of summer, the sultry period of summer is anything but kind to your furry little friends.
Extreme heat can be just as dangerous for animals as it can be for people so it's important to keep a watchful eye on your four-legged companions over the next week. Temperatures will sore into the 90s all across the Tri-State and you can expect plenty of humid air as well.
The Humane Society offers several ways to help keep your pet safe during periods of extreme heat:
The Humane Society also advises watching for signs of possible heat stroke in your pet. Some signs of heatstroke are heavy panting, glazed eyes, a rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, excessive thirst, lethargy, fever, dizziness, lack of coordination, profuse salivation, vomiting, a deep red or purple tongue, seizure and unconsciousness.
For more information from the Humane Society, CLICK HERE.