Extreme heat is not only uncomfortable for humans, but animals too. During the heatwave, emergency calls are pouring in about dogs or cats left outside with no water. That’s a big no-no. If you have a pet, you need to make sure that they are inside if possible and if not, that they have plenty of water to drink. Director of Field Operations Tracey Miiller of the Arizona Humane Society says the death rates for pets during the heat this year is double what it was last year. She says short nosed dogs, when left outside, can be overcome by the heat in as little as 10 minutes. Experts warn never to leave domestic animals outdoors in high heat and never ever leave them in cars. Keep your pet’s safety in mind for a long happy life for both of you.