Nicole Wilson of the Pennsylvania SPCA wants to remind pet owners that they're not the only ones suffering in this week's weather. She says while you're cooling off, don't forget to do the same for your cats and dogs.
"The most ideal thing that an individual can do for their pet is keep them inside and keep them cool. In situations where that's not an option the best thing to do is to provide them with lots of shade," she said.
Wilson says on those really hot days, think twice before takings pet for a ride along.
"Keep your pet home, don't bring them in the car. Leaving your pet in the car, is deadly this time of year, with these hot temperatures."
"It doesn't matter if you have a long or a short nose. It is just too much, and really the best thing is to bring that pet in."
Wilson advises that pet owners should make sure pets are hydrated, and that bathroom breaks outside should be quick trips, in the early morning, or the late night.