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WATCH THE HEAT INDEX


Everyone hears about the "Heat Index" but many don't understand what it is. The Heat Index figures temperature and humidity to equal what the outside temperature feels like. A high heat index can cause illness and death to both humans and pets. Here are some problems which can occur. Heat Index between 80 - 90F = Fatigue possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity. Heat Index between 90 - 105F = Sunstroke, muscle cramps, and/or heat exhaustion possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity. Heat Index between 105 - 129F = Sunstroke, muscle cramps, and/or heat exhaustion likely. Heatstroke possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity. Heat Index of 130F or higher = Heat stroke or sunstroke likely. Pets like people need shade and plenty of water to limit the chance of heat related problems. Seek medical attention for anyone experiencing symptoms.

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