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Pets Need Special Care In Summer Heat

 Dr. Karri McCreary, Greenville Animal Hospital
Greenville Animal Hospital

Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says pets -- especially dogs -- need special attention in the summer heat

Young and old dogs, overweight dogs, and dogs with short snouts (bulldogs, Boston terriers) are especially prone to heat stroke.  It's best to avoid exercising dogs in weather warmer than 85 degrees, and sunburn can actually be a problem for many dogs.  Karri there are products such as cooling blankets and cooling beds for dogs.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.
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