With temperatures spiking over 100 degrees, the Eugene Police Department is advising community members to take additional precautions to keep their pets safe. Do not leave animals in a car where they are at risk of experiencing heatstroke, which can be deadly in a short amount of time.
Animals can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water and make sure your pets have a shady place to find relief from the sun. We recommend keeping your fury friends indoors when it is extremely hot and limiting their activity outdoors, especially on pavement.
Excessive panting and indications of discomfort are signs of heatstroke. If you believe your animal is experiencing heatstroke contact your veterinarian immediately.