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"Heat Advisory" ...Heat advisory remains in effect from noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening... * heat index values...up to 104 across Metro northeastern New Jersey...and peaking around 100 elsewhere. This will be due to temperatures in the lower to mid 90s and dewpoints in the lower to mid 70s. * Timing...highest heat indices this afternoon. * Impacts...the combination of the heat and humidity will increase the risk for heat related health issues...especially for the elderly...those with chronic health problems such as lung and heart disease...those working outdoors...and other heat sensitive groups of people. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A heat advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 100 to 104 degrees for two consecutive hours. Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at an increased risk. Homes without air conditioning can be much hotter than outdoor temperatures. Use air conditioning to stay cool at home or go to a place that has air conditioning. Check on vulnerable friends... family members and neighbors. To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1. -- Monday Jul.25 16,05:48 AM

Purr-fect Idea for All Pets: August 22nd is Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day

Many homes have cats and other pets, and part of loving these pets is taking them to the veterinarian for a check-up and for shots. So, check out all the places to take your pets ...

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You and your family visit the doctor yearly for your check-ups. Your kids get vaccinated and some of you will need to get your flu shot too. As pet owners, we cannot forget that our pets need to see their own doctor, a veterinarian. 

Take Your Cat to the Vet Day is to remind people about taking proper care of their cats, but this day should also extend to all pets. Some people may feel that since their cats are indoors all the time, they have little to worry about. However, if your cat or other animal does get outside, they become exposed to harmful germs and bacteria. That is why an exam, immunization, parasite protection, and getting blood work done are important for not only cats, but all household pets.

So, set up a veterinarian appointment today because the more care you give your pets the longer you and your pet have with each other.

Do you have a furry, slimy, or scaly family member? Tell us about them in the comment below!