Arizona PBS & FOX 10: Pet Heat Safety

News Highlights:

  • AHS’ Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™ (EAMTs) receive 40-50 calls per day for rescue services and suspected animal cruelty. Nearly half of these calls are related to heat.
  • In Arizona’s extreme heat, make sure to limit exercise, refrain from hiking (the City of Phoenix has banned hiking with dogs in 100+ degree weather), provide plenty of cool water, do not leave pets in cars, and do not allow their paws to burn on the hot pavement.
  • AHS’ Petique retail stores offer products designed to keep your pet cool this summer, such as chilled water bowls, a cooling cot, frozen toys, and more.
  • The Hot Car Bill was passed and signed by Governor Doug Ducey! Learn more about how you can end hot car deaths for pets and children.
  • Learn more about the difference between heat stress, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke from AHS veterinarian, Dr. Julia Schuab.

Arizona PBS

FOX 10