How To Protect Your Pets From The Heat: From Goettl
Goettl Air Conditioning, a Las Vegas based HVAC company loves pets. Therefore they have taken the time to compile a series of tips that people can use to protect their pets from the dangers of heat during summer months. The following are some tips people can do to prevent pets from being forced to endure unnecessary pain.
1. Keep paws off hot surfaces
Surfaces like cement and asphalt and often even truck beds can be too hot for pets to place their paws on, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. If the surface is too hot to hold your back of your hand on it for 10 seconds, then don’t put your pet’s paws on it. Walk them in the morning or the late evening instead.
2. Apply Sunscreen
Pets that have short, light colored coats can suffer sunburn. About 30 minutes before taking them outdoors, apply pet-safe sunscreen to their ears and nose.
3. Proper Grooming Helps
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association proper grooming improves circulation and temperature relation. A veterinarian can tell you which cut is best for your pet.
4. Provide Access To Water
Pets can’t sweat like people do. This makes it harder for them remain cool in hot weather. Make sure they have a shady place and access to cool, fresh water when it’s hot. Watch out for signs of dehydration when they’re outdoors.
5. A Doggie Pool
A doggie pool allow pets to play and keep cool simultaneously and can become their favorite toy.
6. Garage Dangers
Antifreeze puddles, fertilizer and gardening products left on the garage floor can harm pets if they ingest it. Keep them away from your pets.
Goettl Air Conditioning was founded in 1939 by Gust and Adam Goettl. In 1968 the company moved into the Las Vegas Valley. It left Southern Nevada during the economic downturn in 2007. In 2013 Ken Goodrich bought the Arizona company. He opened a branch in Las Vegas in 2016. Growing up in Las Vegas Goodrich loved Goettl products. He remembers being 10 and holding the flashlight for his father when he serviced air conditioners after dark. His father told him respond immediately when people need help with their air conditioning and not wait until it was convenient. He also told him nothing beats the magnificent machine called the Goettl Iron Horse. That advice guides Ken Goodrich to this day.