National Pet Week – Protecting Animals from the Heat


Did you know that May 8-12 is National Pet Week as deemed by the American Veterinary Medical Association? As vets will tell you, an important consideration for pet care is ensuring their safety in hot conditions. Mark Jousan, DVM, is a Texas-based licensed veterinarian who treats all types of pets and animals at Shelby Veterinary Associates, PLLC, a full-service animal hospital.  He recently shared with us the importance of keeping animals (especially dogs) appropriately cool and comfortable in hot conditions. Mark and his team are dedicated to pet health and well-being and utilize two Portacool evaporative coolers in his kennels for airflow in the open space. He offered these important notations: