Paterson Animal Control gives tips to keep pets safe in high temperatures

Paterson Animal Control provides tips on how to keep your pets safe when temperatures are high.

Animal Control Director John DeCando says people should treat their pets the way they would like to be treated.

He says they shouldn’t be left in hot cars, and if they’re home alone, be sure to leave the air conditioning on.

DeCando says to watch for the warning signs of heat stroke in dogs.

“They’ll start to wobble, their eyes will get like a glassy eye. They’ll walk, they’ll stumble. And you can tell by their lips and tongue, they turn purple. Heat stroke is really, really bad,” he says.

DeCando says the best time to walk your dog during this heat wave is early in the morning or in the evening.

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