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PETA Reminds Dog Owners Not To Leave Dogs Outside During Heat Wave

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By Greg Peppers

It's much harder for dogs to cool down during days when the temperature rises well above 90 degrees. With that in mind, PETA is reminding owners about the dangers of leaving dogs in a hot car, where temperatures can rise as high 150 degrees. The group also says owners need to know that the heat poses a real threat for dogs tied outside in the yard as well.

Spokeswoman Ashley Gonzales says watch all dogs for signs of heatstroke.

"If your dog is overly agitated, if you see heavy panting, the dog is extremely lethargic as well," she says. "If the dog isn't eating, lack of appetite, dark tongue can signify heatstroke."

Gonzales says if a dog shows sign of heatstroke, get it into the shade immediately and call animal control or the police.

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