Archives for July 2005

Help Pets Beat the Heat: PSA Audio Script & File

Welcome to Ark Animals Answers!

Today’s Critter Chat concerns: How to Help Pets Beat the Heat

Summer heat is hard on pets who can die from overheating or the complications of heat stroke in just minutes.

So, here are five tips to beat the heat with pets:
1 Leave your pets at home.
2 Provide plenty of cold water, shade, and use misters to cool the air.
3 During heat waves keep animals in air-conditioned rooms.
4 Don’t leave pets in the car even for a minute.
5 Avoid taking pets to outdoor events like flea markets, festivals and parades.

If you have a problem:
-Use cool water and douse an overheated pet with a hose or immerse in a tub of water.
-Wet the belly and inside of the legs and run cool water over the tongue, mouth and paw pads.
-Get the animal to a veterinary hospital immediately

This is animal behaviorist, Diana Guerrero inviting you to take an armchair safari into the animal kingdom at Thanks for joining me for today’s Ark Animal Answers and feel free to contact me with your questions.

Listen to the Podcast of Help Pets Beat the Heat now.

Animal Blog: Ark Animals

Ark Animals is now offering Ark Animal Answers.

This animal blog is part of a new wave of change since I’ve been blogging for a while but I only recently moved my work to Word Press and onto the Ark Animals domain since it was hosted elsewhere as I explored how to do it.

The animal blog topics have changed over time morphing from being a general pet care and animal news blog to one that is more focused on animal behavior training, animal careers, and other topics about wild and domestic animal issues near and dear to my heart.

You’ll find pet product reviews, animal book comments, interviews with experts and a whole lot more.

You’ll begin to see an increased posting of videos and audios that will present this information in a new way–and you’ll be able to share this with your friends and, if you are a blogger, with your readers.

Although you can pop over live, I hope you’ll subscribe via the RSS feed so you get the new (and older) posts right on your computer or inside your browser so you won’t miss a thing on this armchair safari into the animal kingdom.

Watch for new additions and changes a few times a week on this animal blog and please join the conversation by leaving your comments.

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