Summer Tips from
Canyon View Ranch
Keeping Canines Cool “I’m only going to run into the store for just a few minutes,” you say, leaving the car windows cracked because you’ve heard that ventilation keeps a dog safe in the heat. Under California’s blazing sun, however, the best intentions can put your pet in peril before you’ve even reached the cashier. We can’t overstate that it is never a good idea to leave your dog in the car. The sun constantly moves and shaded areas can become a deathtrap in a matter of minutes. If you do notice a dog in a car during hot weather, report it immediately to 911 or local Animal Care and Control. When walking your dog, be aware of the temperature of the ground and ask yourself how it would feel to you if you were barefoot. Dog’s pads are tough but they can still burn from walking on hot surfaces. Always be sure to have access to water for your dog. Unlike children, they can’t tell you when they’re thirsty. Bring along a collapsible water dish and an extra bottle for your buddy too.
For more information and safety tips, call Canyon View Ranch at (310) 455-7897