Know The Signs Of Heatstroke In Your Pets

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 CHARLOTTE, NC — Don’t forget to keep your pets safe during this heat wave.  The Humane Society of Charlotte says to keep them indoors and watch for signs of heatstroke, like glazed eyes, a deep red or purple tongue, and heavy panting.

If you walk your dog, do it during the coolest parts of the day.

“Check with your veterinarian to make sure your dog is healthy enough to withstand this heat if you plan on going on long walks, hikes or doing any outdoor activity,” said Humane Society VP of Operations Jorge Ortega.

Groomers say a big misconception is that shaving your dog’s fur will keep them cool, but it could make them overheat.