With record heat possible in Philadelphia today, remember to keep an eye on those with four legs.
Above all, do not leave your pet alone in a car, say veterinarians from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Animals inside a sun-baked vehicle can suffer heat stroke within minutes.
Animal safety in the summer is not just about the heat, however.
The school posted a list of ten tips on everything from the importance of staying cool to the dangers of picnic garbage.