People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA, is issuing an urgent warning to dog owners due to the high temperatures in the desert.
PETA is urging you to:
- Avoid walking your dog on pavement as it gets too hot this time of year and will burn the pads of your dog’s feet.
- Be alert to a long, curled-up tongue and heavy panting, as dogs cannot sweat as humans can, and heat builds up inside their bodies.
- Walk only in the shade, on earth or grass, and never leave animals outdoors in extreme heat or inside vehicles.
Dogs should be kept inside during the summer months in the desert, with plenty of cool air, and cool water.
A woman is relaxing and talking with her dog in a beautiful park setting.
Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR