The long term health effects of heat stroke can be very serious, which is why it is so vitally important to avoid situations where you, your pets, and your other loved ones may be in danger of overheating. Our company focuses on producing products that can help you avoid the dangers of heat related illness, but ultimately it is your responsibility to protect yourself and your loved ones. We’ve put together a list of handy tips that you can use to avoid the risks of overheating.
Avoid the Hottest Part of the Day
We all love to take the pups out for a drive on a nice, sunny day. It’s nice to take them to the dog park, or on a camping adventure; sometimes even just while we’re doing our errands.
You might think it will be nice for them to get some fresh air and light while you are out and about, or to just have their companionship during your daily errands. And these things are great, and your dogs do appreciate the time spent out of the house with you. However, it is best to do these activities during the cooler parts of the day.
Early mornings and late evening are the best time of day to take pets out for a drive. If you absolutely must travel with an animal during the hot parts of the day, there are still a few things that you can do to help your pets keep cool while in the car.
Plan Ahead When Bringing Pets
If you are planning on traveling with pets, you should plan ahead. Even if you’re just running a few errands, arrange for another person to accompany you and remain in the car or truck with your dog while you run inside. If you’re taking a long trip take turns walking, watering, and feeding your animal. Take turns taking care of the dog and letting them stretch their legs, get their energy out, and have a chance to relieve themselves
Vesta Can Help Remind You
Even if you plan ahead and take steps to ensure that your animals are safe, unforeseen events or situations can arise. Vesta is designed to help you remember that you have precious cargo (pets or children) even when you are busy, stressed, or otherwise preoccupied. You program the device to send text message alerts to you; and up to ten other people’s phones; when there is a vehicle passenger in danger of overheating. This great new device may help save the lives of those you care about.