The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is warning pet owners after three dogs died of heat stroke at Enchanted Rock Natural Area recently.
The TPWD reminded pet owners of the detrimental side effects of heat on animals, stating that pet owners should avoid taking their animals out during the hottest part of the day and that hot surfaces can burn their pet's paws.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, pet owners should look out for the following signs of heat stroke in pets:
- Excessive panting
- Excessive drooling
- Abnormal gum and tongue color