Back to school tough on your pets

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Furry Side of the News with Gilda Cook

 Summer is moving on fast but the heat is holding on.

School is back in session and as you leave for school your pet wondering where are they going it’s time to play and I get to lie in bed beside you. 

Give your pet a hug and tell your pet you’ll be back home soon. 

Leave his favorite toy and a piece of your clothing for him to lie on with your scent. He will be happy and when you get home what a welcome you will receive.

If you think the heat is getting to your outdoor pet wet him down, focus on the areas that hold a lot of heat such as the head, feet pads and groin. Anyone of the following could be a sign that your pet is in trouble:

1. Loud or rapid panting

2. Rapid pulse

3. Glazed eyes or starring

4. Excessive salivation

5. Whining or agitation

6. Vomiting

If your pet is showing any of these signs take your pet to the vet.

If you are thinking of getting a new pet, be sure to check the animal shelter first. Shop now for Christmas pets. Call your local shelter if you are looking for a certain pet and the staff will call you when one becomes available.

Have your pets spayed or neutered.