5 tips to keep your pet safe — and comfortable — in extreme heat


As oppressive heat continues to blanket much of the U.S., it’s especially crucial to take precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones — furry friends included.

Heat waves can pose the same kinds of risks to animals as they do to humans, says Michael San Filippo, a spokesperson for the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

“If it’s hot outside for you, it’s most likely even hotter for your pet,” he tells NPR over email.

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