There is discomfort and there are health risks for both us and our furry friends in the heat, especially the summer heat of Nevada. Goettl Air Conditioning recommends when cooling yourself off make sure you take steps to protect your pets as well:
* If the pavement is too hot for your hands it is too hot for paws. The direct contact with asphalt, cement surface or even a truck bed can reach dangerous temperatures and injure your pets. When it is very hot, try to minimize walks to the cooler early mornings or evenings where it is easier to walk more safely.
* There are special sunscreens for the noses and ears of light-colored dogs and cats. A lighter coat can mean a pet is more susceptible to sunburn so take precautions.
* The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends that pets are groomed properly for the weather so discuss the best length of fur for hot weather with your vet or groomer.
* Since furry pets do not sweat like humans, we need to be extra vigilant about keeping them in the cool and shade, and offering fresh, cold water often throughout the day so pets stay hydrated and comfortable.
* Pools are a great way to cool off and entertain your pet — fun for them and laughs for you!
* With the warm weather can come changes around your property and extra vigilance is needed. In the garage watch for any spilled antifreeze or gardening chemicals that could be mistakenly ingested, as well as fertilizers, grilling items or other liquids or tools that could be tasted or licked in the heat.
Thanks to Goettl Air Conditioning for the warm weather tips for our pets!
Goettl has been a family business since it began in 1939 with Gust and Adam Goettl. As the new owner of Goettl Ken Goodrich is proud of the company and excited to continue to expand. As a young boy, Goodrich would go with his father on late-night service calls and as he learned about the air conditioning units he also learned about how to do business. His father mentioned, “The Goettl Iron Horse is a magnificent machine, nothing else comes close.” He held a flashlight while his father worked and he learned, “Always do the right thing.”
There is quality in the Goettl air conditioning product and there is integrity in the way that Goodrich runs his business and has concerns for the welfare of both customers and their pets.