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07/11/10 — When mercury rises, pets need help staying safe

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When mercury rises, pets need help staying safe

By Catharin Shepard
Published in News on July 11, 2010 1:50 AM

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Bridget Behrens-Douglas, owner of Cuts-4-Mutz, grooms Blizzard in her shop. She says proper grooming is key to keeping animals safe in the heat.

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Ross Head Jr. holds the lead to Fancy, an American Paint Horse, while his son Wilson gives her a bath to cool her off at the their stable in Mount Olive.

Humans aren't the only ones feeling the heat this summer as temperatures climb into triple-digit misery. Animals suffer in extreme weather, too, and the dog days of July and August can be dangerous if pet owners aren't vigilant, experts...

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