Dog Days of Summer: How to keep pets cool and healthy in the heat

From people to pooches, the summer is hot for everyone. Since our furry loved ones carry a permanent fur coat on their backs year-round, they need extra attention to stay healthy and hydrated when it’s hot. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association temperatures inside a vehicle can rise almost 20°F in just 10 minutes and almost 30°F in 20 minutes – even with the windows partially open. In fact, vehicles can reach temperatures that either put pets in serious harm or could cause death – even on a day that doesn’t seem hot to you. Hydration is key to ensuring pets are happy and not harmed by the summer warmth. As part of our Veterinary Assisting program at Carrington College, we recommend pet owners follow these simple but important tips to keep pets cool and comfortable when the heat is on:

SRP ‘Popsicle Truck’ to roll through the Valley, give out free popsicles

In a continued effort to inform and inspire customers to make changes in their electricity use, SRP will help unsuspecting customers alleviate the heat with a frozen treat and spread the message of energy efficiency. The SRP-branded popsicle truck will make the rounds two to three times a week in SRP’s territory from July 25 to Sept. 5. Free frozen treats will be handed out at unannounced times and locations such as parks, hospitals and park and ride lots to provide unsuspecting customers with a “feel-good moment” during the heat of the day.

Z’Tejas unveils new summer menu until Aug. 23

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill will once again be offering their highly anticipated and custom summer menu, filled with slow-cooked pork ribs, craft cocktails and a banana foster beignet dessert that will tempt your taste buds.