Keep Pets Safe in Summer Heat

July 11, 2018  
dogs and cats wearing sunglases

It’s not only summertime, it’s summertime in Florida which could mean dangerously hot temperatures for everyone, including pets.

Warm weather can sometimes spell danger for our furry companions. To prevent your pet from life-threatening illness and injuries due to overheating, the City’s ACPS (Animal Care and Protective Services) team of personnel recommends following these simple precautions:

  • Provide your pets with plenty of fresh, clean water. Pets can become dehydrated quickly.
  • Know and be on the lookout for overheating symptoms -- heavy panting, excessive drooling, increased/warm body temperature
  • NEVER leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle
  • Limit the time your pet is on hot asphalt/concrete which can injure or burn its paws