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Keep pets safe in the summer heat

Oklahoma State University veterinary professor Dr. Michael Lorenz offers suggestions for keeping your pets alive and well during the hot summer months.
by Ken Raymond Modified: June 29, 2013 at 9:50 pm •  Published: July 1, 2013

Generally speaking, humans can decide for themselves how long they want to stay outside in Oklahoma's sweltering summer heat.

Pets, on the other hand, often don't have a choice. They're stuck outside until their owners decide to bring them in, and if that doesn't happen quickly enough, dogs and cats can suffer permanent damage from heat stroke.

Dr. Michael Lorenz, a...
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by Ken Raymond
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Ken Raymond is the book editor. He joined The Oklahoman in 1999. He has won dozens of state, regional and national writing awards. Three times he has been named the state's "overall best" writer by the Society of Professional Journalists. In...
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