Saftey First: Taking the Dog For A Walk During An Excessive Heat Warning

Exercise, especially regularly, is a vital part of a dog’s life. It provides them with mental and physical stimulation. Activities such as walking also help improve many functions within the dog’s body, including liver and kidney functions, increased blood flow, and helps to maintain a healthy weight.

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There are, however, times when it is considered unsafe for a dog walk. One of these times is during an excessive heat warning. What is an extreme heat warning? It is a warning that the National Weather Service issues during extreme heat. Most times, you will receive a notification on your mobile phone. Typically, these warnings occur when the temperatures reach a certain degree and remain for an extended period. Excessive heat warnings can happen anywhere during the summer months. They are especially common in the Southwestern part of the United States in Arizona and New Mexico.

Pet owners do not have many options for a dog walk during an excessive heat warning. We recommend walking dogs early in the morning around sunrise or waiting until later at night. Pet shoes are another available option for people who can’t work with these time frames and feel the necessity to walk their dogs during the hottest times of the day.

Pet waste can be another concern for pet owners during long extended excessive heat warnings. Regular pet waste removal can eliminate pet waste from your yard and is vital to a dog’s health. Removing the waste helps ensure that various bacteria, viruses, and other microbes that live in the pet’s waste do not spread and flourish in their yards. However, pet owners often don’t have enough time during the cooler hours to walk the dog during the summer months and clean up their pet’s waste.

Got Poop AZ is an excellent solution to pet waste removal, located in the Phoenix metropolitan area. We have provided pooper scooper service for over two decades in various cities around the valley, including Phoenix, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Sun Lakes, Tempe, Gilbert, San Tan Valley, Scottsdale, Queen Creek, Mesa, and Maricopa.

Pooper scooper service from Got Poop AZ is offered both as a one-time or regular monthly service. Our service fees are dependent on the length of time we are cleaning and the number of pets that reside at the location. We also offer an anti-microbial treatment service that deodorizes the lawn area.