Minden Press-Herald

Sep 21st

Family pets feel the heat, too

Most people are careful to protect themselves and their families from the heat during the summer, but many forget about their four-legged family members. Animal experts agree that if you have an animal, they require special care to avoid heatstroke.

"The most important aid in heatstroke is prevention," said Ginger Guttner, APR Director of Public Relations for the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. "Pay attention to your pet's body language and be mindful when your pet is stressed, tired or acting hot."

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