Veterinarian: Pets can get life-threatening injuries if left outside in heat

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During the hot and humid weather, veterinarians say keeping your pet cool is top priority.

Veterinarian Carly Gregory from Norwalk says pets can have life-threatening emergencies when left outside in the heat.  

This includes leaving a pet in a hot car for a few minutes because the car can heat up very quickly.

Pets can also easily burn their paw pads on hot pavement. 

Gregory says that during the summer, she sees an increase in heatstroke cases that could lead to death.

She suggests people walk their dogs when it's cooler, such as early in the morning or later in the evening.

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