As the mercury rises, keep your pets safe

Warm weather has arrived in Navarre, and with temperatures heating up outside, it’s important to remember that a hot car is no place for your four-legged friends.

“It’s just like with children,” Dr. Natalie Dyson of St. Francis Veterinary Center in Navarre said, reminding people of the dangers of leaving pets in the car during the spring and summer months. “The temperatures in a car, even with the windows cracked, can get to be well over 100 degrees.”

Dyson said pets can’t handle the heat because they don’t have sweat glands like humans, making it difficult to regulate their body temperatures.

Last year, Dyson treated two dogs who were left in their owner’s car.

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