We all know that summers in Oklahoma can really be hot and humid, making this season very uncomfortable and even dangerous for us. With high temperatures that can reach up to the hundreds, even our pets are susceptible to heat illnesses such as heatstroke.
Sadly, some owners are unaware of the dangers that the heat may cause pets. Some are even careless enough to leave these poor creatures inside their parked cars on a hot sunny day. Because dogs can’t perspire like us, high temperatures can be fatal to them.
Due to the alarming numbers of cases of pet owners leaving their dogs inside their parked car, kfor.com recently posted a video of a vet who locked himself in a parked car; demonstrating how dogs respond to a typical summer day:
A veterinarian says he constantly would warn dog owners about the dangers of leaving their pet in a hot car.
However, he didn’t actually know how it felt until he tried it.
Dr. Ernie Ward decided to park his car on a summer day with all the windows cracked at least an inch open.
He sat in the car for 30 excruciating minutes as the temperature continued to climb.
Leaving your pets inside your hot home alone can equally be dangerous for them. So how can you make sure that they are safe? Here are some few tips:
If you’re going to leave your pet at home, make sure someone is there to supervise and provide food and water. If there’s nobody available, just make sure your pet has easy access to water. Also, you should close all the curtains to reduce the heating effects of sunlight through the windows.
Aside from these, you should also consider checking your home’s insulation, if heat is a recurring problem. This way, your home will be comfortably cool not just for your pets, but for the whole family even on the hottest day. Furthermore, having your roofing in OKC inspected and repaired now will ensure your home’s temperature is well modulated in every season.
So if you’re going to invest for your family’s (including your pet’s) comfort at home, just contact Skyline Roofing, the experts in roofing in Norman, OKC, Edmond, Yukon, Newcastle and surrounding areas. We have different roofing choices that provide outstanding insulation to ensure that your family will be cool during hot summer days and warm during cold winter nights. Just give us a ring and we’ll schedule a free, in-house, no obligations, quote for your roofing project.
(Article Excerpt from: Watch veterinarian locks himself in a hot car to see what dogs go through on a summer day, kfor.com, July 1, 2014)