Mayor’s Message for July 20th
This has been a quiet week for our Village. It is my hope you are enjoying some lazy days, especially as our monsoon season has brought us humidity. Speaking of heat, I am including some information from the ASPCA, through Next Door, about how to minimize hot weather risks to pets. Of course, keeping hydrated applies to us humans as well!
1. Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot or humid outdoors.
2. Know the symptoms of overheating in pets, which include excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness, stupor or even collapse.
3. Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle.
4. Do not leave pets unsupervised around a pool—not all dogs are good swimmers. Introduce your pets to water gradually and make sure they wear flotation devices when on boats.
5. Open unscreened windows pose a real danger to pets, who often fall out of them. Keep all unscreened windows or doors in your home closed, and make sure adjustable screens are tightly secured.
6. Feel free to trim longer hair on your dog, but never shave your dog. The layers of dogs’ coats protect them from overheating and sunburn. Brushing cats more often than usual can prevent problems caused by excessive heat.
7. When the temperature is very high, don’t let your dog linger on hot asphalt. Being so close to the ground, your pet’s body can heat up quickly, and sensitive paw pads can burn. Keep walks during these times to a minimum.
8. Remember that food and drink commonly found at barbeques can be poisonous to pets.
9. As far our equine friends, be sure they have plenty of water and shade.
STAY TUNED NEXT WEEK FOR MORE TIPS AS TO OUR EQUINE FRIENDS.
Congratulations to Indigo Crow – very nice restaurant review in this week’s Venue. Please check it out. Also, congratulations to the Bistro – we are so happy that you are open again! Remember, help support Corrales- eat locally at our wonderful eateries.
The Grower’s Market is in full swing, so be sure to go visit this Sunday. Keep cool and hold good thoughts for more rain!
Jo Anne Roake