Humane Society reminds pet parents to be mindful of summer heat

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Southern Kentucky saw a weekend full of temperatures in and near the 90s.

Whether it's cats, or dogs or anything in between, the Bowling Green Warren County Humane Society says it's critical this time of year to make sure your pets aren't over heating.

Pet Adoption Counselor Amanda Brooks says the most important things are making sure your outdoor animals have access to shade and cold water, but that isn't the only thing you should do as a pet parent.

"Well, the pavement gets incredibly hot during the Summer time -- way hotter than of course the grass and stuff, so we love for the volunteers to come out and walk our pets -- walk our animals, but we don't want them on the on the pavement. It's really hot. It will blister their little feet, so we would love for them to walk them in the grass."

The humane society also says to do your research, and learn whether or not your dog needs a haircut during the heat. Some breeds do, while others can actually suffer from burns without a protective layer of hair.

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