Yellow Pages |   News Updates |   Local Jobs |   Events Calendar |   Movie Times | Recycling
Rocklin and Roseville Today BIG DoG Countdown!
contact add event advertise 

Keep Your Pet Safe in the Hot Summer Months



pets.jpg

Roseville, CA - Summertime means fun in the sun, especially with your furry, four-legged friends. Unfortunately, the warmer weather poses threats to animals. To ensure a fun and safe summer, the Placer SPCA is asking that all pet parents take note of these summer tips.

One of the easiest ways to make sure your pet stays safe this summer is to leave them at home when running errands. Leaving a pet in the car, even if only for a few minutes, can cause heatstroke. When it is 85oF outside, the inside of a car can skyrocket to 125oF in a matter of 15 minutes.

"Pets must be left at home rather than left in your car in the heat," says Leilani Fratis, CEO at Placer SPCA. "Too often, there are stories of pets being left in a hot car for just a short period of time, suffering from heatstroke or death and that just doesn't need to happen."

In addition to keeping your pets at home, here are other simple precautions you can take:

  • Provide plenty shade and water for your pet at all times
  • Make sure your pet has an identification tag and microchip (microchips are available for $20 during regular business hours)
  • Check with your veterinarian to see if your pets should be taking heartworm medication. Heartworm is transmitted by mosquitoes and can be fatal in dogs and cats
  • Avoid taking your pets to crowded summer events such as concerts or fairs. The loud noises and crowds, combined with heat, can be stressful and dangerous for most pets.

For more tips on how to keep your pets safe this summer, visit www.placerspca.org/summer-tips.





Placer County News Headlines

True Image Salon in Roseville Holding Month-long FundraiserIn conjunction with the April 26 grand opening of True Image's new location and its 10th anniversary in Roseville, Poppler has committed to help raise funds for the Placer Breast Cancer Endowment

Democrats Blocking Bill to Refund Illegal Taxes?Democrats in the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee blocked commonsense legislation to protect taxpayers today. AB 867 (Wagner), sponsored by Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner

The Imperative of Closing the Immunization GapBoth of us have seen firsthand just how essential vaccines are to saving children's lives. One, as a physician and former chief medical officer of Sacramento County, Calif

Gas Prices Surge: Why The Sudden Increase?Roseville residents have seen gas prices jump over the last few days surging to well above $3 in most locations.

WJU Commencement: CA Senator Ted Gains to Deliver KeynoteWilliam Jessup University will celebrate its annual Commencement in Roseville on May 2, 2015.

Heald College in Roseville Among 28 ClosuresHeald College in Roseville along with 27 other campuses have been shuttered effective Monday, April 27, 2015

Top 100 Paying Jobs in California (Part 9)Part 9: Join us as we count down to #1 to the Top 100 Paying Jobs in California.

Honda CR-V: Revised Crossover Remains a Great BuyAlthough it's been 18 years since its unveiling, the Honda CR-V remains an extremely popular five-passenger, compact crossover sport utility vehicle.

Maui Vacation: Full of Enticing ActivitiesA trip to Maui is indeed a journey into paradise, where the temperatures never drift far from the 75-85-degree range with mild humidity.

Update on Ohio TBI SurvivorIn mid-February, I featured Daniel Mignerey of Sardinia, Ohio, my cousin's 21-year-old son, who had just experienced traumatic brain (TBI) and severe shoulder injuries from an automobile accident

Placer County Sewer Project Completed On Time & Under BudgetPlacer County celebrated an important milestone Friday in its efforts to develop a modern regional sewer system that complies with new, more stringent federal and state standards

7 Tips To Consider: Changing Your LandscapingDrought Watch:The water crisis facing California is serious and carries imminent environmental, financial and human impacts.


NEWS: In Case You Missed It