TVMF to Spread Awareness of Pet Heatstroke Prevention at Auditorium Shores

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2011

Austin-Any native Texan, or summer visitor, knows about the hot, humid Texas summers. We all know to take precautions while spending time under the Texas sun to keep our skin safe and our bodies free of heatstroke. Drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen are just a couple of the safety tips Texans should abide by. But what about our four-legged friends? Do pet owners know how to have fun in the sun with Fido and keep him safe from heatstroke at the same time?

The Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (TVMF), who is dedicated to ensuring the health and welfare of animals in Texas, along with Iams, Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin and Town Lake Animal Center will be at Auditorium Shores this Saturday, June 25, to educate pet owners about how to keep pets safe in the Texas heat. TVMF wants to ensure that pet owners know the signs of heatstroke, how to prevent it and what to do if their pet overheats.

We invite you to drop by the Fannie Davis Gazebo at Auditorium Shores along the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for some helpful information on heatstroke prevention and free goodies for you and Fido. Remember, heatstroke and Fido shouldn't mix!

About TVMF
The Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation was established in 1978 as a charitable and philanthropic organization. The Foundation is dedicated to ensuring the health and welfare of animals in Texas and celebrating the human-animal bond through education, public relations, research, fundraising and the development of people in the field of veterinary medicine.