Menifee offers ‘tips’ for Menifee pet owners during excessive heat

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MENIFEE — With excessive heat warnings for many parts of the region, Menifee pet owners need to take precautions. Animal Control Chief Mo Middleton, from Menifee Animal Service provider Animal Friends of the Valley, said “the best thing to do during excessive heat is to keep all animals inside in cool places. But if the animals can't be brought inside, they must be given shade and plenty of water.” Misting fans, sprayers and just a hose can help keep cattle, horses, and pets cool. In excessive heat conditions, as forecast in our area, Chief Middleton advises “that horses can lose more than 7 gallons of fluid as sweat.” "It is important to note that if the sum of humidity and temperature exceeds 130 degrees, horses and other animals can be at risk for heatstroke," Middleton said
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