As the current summer heat wave continues to hit the Pacific Northwest, pet welfare advocates are warning families of the danger high temperatures can have on animals.
In Vancouver, multiple dogs have passed away from heatstroke, forcing one worker from an emergency veterinary hospital to issue a statement about the potentially fatal weather condition, according to a CTV News Sunday report.
While some pet owners may assume heat stoke mainly happens to pets who are left inside cars, registered veterinary technologist Tinille Mckenzie-Wyatt told the Canadian news outlet it can easily happen in backyards where animals like to lounge in the sun.
Similarly, the heatwave has reached interior Washington, Oregon and Idaho where temperatures have fluctuated between 100 and 110-plus degrees Fahrenheit, according to the National Weather Service.
These temperatures are 20 to 30 degrees higher than average and have been dubbed “historic” by the weather service.
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