Tag: Summer

Leaving Your Pet in a Hot Car is Not Cool

Summer heat can rapidly turn a parked vehicle into an oven. It’s no place to leave a pet, even for a few minutes. Dr. Beth Parvin, a consultant with the California Veterinary Medical Board, warns that heat stroke in pets is a medical emergency that can quickly turn deadly. She advises that even after pets are…

Elderly Can be Vulnerable to Dehydration in Summer Heat

With summer temperatures continuing to sizzle, staying hydrated becomes more difficult than usual. For older people, maintaining proper hydration can be even more challenging. The elderly are often more susceptible to dehydration because the ability to recognize thirst decreases after about age 50, and the ability of kidneys to regulate the body’s water supply also diminishes,…

Have Your Vehicle Ready for Rising Temperatures

Hot weather can be rough on cars. Higher temperatures break down fluids and lubricants more quickly, which leads to more wear and tear on an engine. Following the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule for your car or truck (see your owner’s manual) and using these precautionary tips from the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Automotive…