Glendale Fire warns owners about pets and heat - New York News

Glendale Fire warns owners about pets and heat

Posted: Updated:
GLENDALE, Ariz. -

As the weather begins to warm up, pet owners have to take extra precautions to keep their four legged friends safe.

Every year, hundreds of animals die from heat stroke.

Glendale Fire wants to let pet owners know the dangers of the hot weather when taking their dogs along on hikes.

Glendale Fire compares the animals' tolerance of hot weather to that of a small child -- but saying often times when pets begin to show signs of heat exhaustion, it's too late.

"Signs and symptoms for your dogs are excessive salivation, if they're panting excessively, they can't sweat. The only way that they sweat is through the pads of their feet and remember they do have a full coat on so if you're hot they're hot," says Captain Linda Rider, paramedic.

Glendale Fire says make sure both you and your dog have plenty of water while hiking -- and pay close attention to your pet for signs of overheating.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    New Jersey NewsNew Jersey News
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.
  • 2 children die in overnight NYC fire

    2 children die in overnight NYC fire

    Sunday, April 20 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 22:57:33 GMT
    Police say 4-year-old half siblings have died in an overnight fire at a home in New York City, and the twin of one of the children has survived.
    Police say 4-year-old half siblings have died in an overnight fire at a home in New York City, and the twin of one of the children has survived.
  • Woman killed in NYC home in front of 2 children

    Woman killed in NYC home in front of 2 children

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:01:11 GMT
    A woman was shot and killed inside her Ozone Park home and her husband is now under arrest. Authorities say retired NYPD officer Kevin Canty shot and killed his wife in front of their two young children in Queens Saturday morning.
    A woman was shot and killed inside her Ozone Park home and her husband is now under arrest. Authorities say retired NYPD officer Kevin Canty shot and killed his wife in front of their two young children in Queens Saturday morning.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices