3 tips to help keep your pets safe, cool this summer

Leonard, a 12-year-old schnauzer terrier mix looking for a home

Pet of the Week - Hot weather safety for pets on Live in the D

As we slowly work our way into the hot months of the year, it’s a time when it’s so important to be aware of our pets, as the heat can be very harsh on our furry friends.

Anna Chrisman, with Michigan Humane, said there are a few precautions pet owners should take, which include:

  • Never leave your pets in the car.
  • Avoid hot pavement, as it can burn their paws.
  • Walk during cooler times in the morning and late evening.

In the video above, Chrisman showed off the pet of the week: Leonard, a 12-year-old schnauzer terrier mix who loves to snuggle, go on walks, and is looking for his retirement home.

Watch the video above to learn more.

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