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June 25, 2015

Keep your pet safe in hot weather

June 25, 2015

NEW — 3:35 p.m. June 25, 2015

With temperatures soaring into the 90s, Seattle Humane reminds pet owners to keep their furry friends safe from the heat.

Do not leave your pet in your vehicle. Even at 70 degrees, the interior of a car can rise to 160 degrees in less than five minutes. Parking in the shade with the windows cracked is also dangerous.

Your pet’s footpads contain sweat glands that help keep him cool, and the feet are particularly vulnerable to hot surfaces. Sidewalks, pavement, sand and especially black asphalt can reach blistering temperatures in direct sunlight and cause nasty burns on your pet’s feet.

Signs of burned footpads include: Read more