Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) –This summer is predicted to be one of the worst yet. With temperatures reaching in the high 90's and even triple digits, your dogs can suffer.
However there are precautions you can take to prevent that from happening. This kind of heat is hard on all breeds but for some, it's worse than others.
Experts say it's a good idea to use pet sunscreen. It's kind of like what we use but it's made specifically for your pet.
There are certain things pet owners should automatically know not to do like leaving pets in the car. But there are others you might not know about.
"Animals are not as tough as people think," said Veterinarian Dr. Andrew Curtis. Not knowing can spell harm for our animal friends. "Their fur coat does not keep them as cool like some people think. They think it has an insulator factor which it does," said Curtis.
However if the dog's temperature is 102 and it's 102 outside. That's kind of like you putting your dog in the oven.
"The most common dogs we see for heat stroke are bull dogs with short noses just because they have trouble breathing," said Curtis.
As the temperature rises all dogs are at risk. Especially long haired dogs. Vets say they should receive a summer clip. "Which means just trimming the hair short," said Curtis.
Giving your dog a hair cut is just part of the solution. "Some people will have a dog house that is in direct sunlight and is enclosed. So there's no circulation," said Curtis.
Also make sure the dog and his water are under the shade. And frequently refresh the water. But if you do see your animal overheating it is a true emergency.