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Heat advisory warnings today with real-feel temps in 100-105 degree range
By Aftab Borka, The Oakland Press
Saturday, July 18, 2015
A heat advisory was in effect for Oakland County from noon through midnight on Saturday. However, the advisory was cancelled in the afternoon.
The U.S. National Weather Service issued the advisory, warning high temperatures in advisory areas will remain in the 90s on Saturday afternoon.
The real-feel temps could range between 100 to 105 degrees.
People have been advised to drink a lot of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of sun, check on relatives and neighbors, and not let pets and children be unattended in vehicles.
The overnight low is 75 degrees.
Sunday’s high will be 88, with a chance of thunderstorms before midnight.
The Animal Care Network says it has already encountered dogs and cats suffering from heatstroke and heat exhaustion.
The organizations is reminding pet owners that outdoor animals are at serious risk during the high temperatures.
Pet owners are being advised to avoid vigorous exercise and walking with dogs because heatstroke and heat exhaustion can happen within minutes. Other tips include keeping fresh cool water available at all times, bringing outdoor pets in to a cool area, or keeping dogs in a shaded area.
Signs of a heatstroke among pets include increased temperature, vigorous panting and thick saliva, dark red gums, lying down and unwilling or unable to get up, collapse or loss of consciousness and dizziness or disorientation.
Here are few things pet owners can do if they suspect a heatstroke:
° Move your pet out of the heat and away from sun right away
° Go to your local veterinarian immediately
° Begin cooling your pet down slowing by placing cool washcloth or towel on the body, especially foot pads and around the head
° Do not use ice or very cool water, only slowly offer cool water, do not force
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