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Keep your pets safe this summer

Though summer can be a good time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather, it can turn dangerous for pets when owners fail to take measures to ensure their safety.

Keep your furry friends safe this summer by following tips from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

According to the ASPCA, pets can become dehydrated quickly in the sun and heat. Excessive panting, increased heart rate and weakness are signs of overheating in animals. Make sure your pet has access to fresh water and a shady or air-conditioned place.

Parties and barbecues can give pets the opportunity to sneak human food. Make sure your pet does not have access to human food, especially grapes, onions, avocados or chocolate, or alcoholic drinks. Also keep harmful products away from pets, such as insecticides, insect repellents, sunscreens, citronella products and glow sticks.

Never leave your pet in the car. According to the ASPCA, a car’s temperature can reach 100° in 10 minutes on a...

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