MILWAUKEE — With forecasted temperatures in the 90s for the next few days, Humane Society officials are reminding pet owners not to forget about keeping their pets cool! Wisconsin Humane Society officials say pets can feel the effects of the heat just as much as their owners do.
“Animals do not have the same methods of regulating their body temperatures as humans do. Dogs actually cool themselves by panting, so one of the signs of heat stroke is excessive panting, difficulty breathing, diarrhea or throwing up,” Angela Speed with the Wisconsin Humane Society said.
Last year, a few dogs in Milwaukee died from heat stroke after being left inside a car. With the upcoming temperatures reaching the triple digits, it would take only a few minutes for the inside of a vehicle to reach 160 degrees.