MADISON (WKOW) -- The Dane County Humane Society is urging you to keep a close eye on your pets during this hot weather streak.
Gayle Viney from the humane society says pets can quickly become overheated from being left in a warm car where temperatures rise quickly or from overexertion. Viney says there are some very basic things you can do to help keep your pets safe, like limiting walks to the cooler hours in the morning or evening.
"With the really high temperatures outside, your dog can get way overheated very quickly. So it's super important your really watching their behavior," Viney said.
You should be alert for signs of heat stroke in your pets. Those signs include: heavy panting, glazed eyes, rapid pulse, unsteadiness, vomiting and/or a deep red tongue. If your pets have these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian.
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