Paterson Animal Control gives tips on keeping pets safe in high temps

Chief Animal Control Officer John DeCando says people should treat their pets as they'd want to be treated.

News 12 Staff

Jul 21, 2022, 12:26 AM

Updated 694 days ago

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Paterson Animal Control is giving tips on how to keep your pets safe when temperatures are high.
Chief Animal Control Officer John DeCando says people should treat their pets as they'd want to be treated.
He says they shouldn't be left in hot cars, and if they're home alone, make sure to leave the air conditioning on for them.
DeCando says to look out for warning signs of heat stroke in dogs.
"They'll start wobbling, their eyes will turn like a glazy eye. They'll be walking, they'll be stumbling. And you can tell by their lips and tongue, they turn purple. Heat stroke is very, very bad,” he says.
DeCando says the best time to walk your dog during this heatwave is early in the morning or at night.


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