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MSPCA-Angell: Watch Out for Dogs in Hot Weather

 

The following is a message from MSPCA-Angell, headquartered in Jamaica Plain:

In anticipation of…warming temperatures, veterinarians at Angell Animal Medical Center are cautioning dog owners to take greater care in acclimating their pets to the heat, as the first few days of Spring bring the greatest risk of overheating. 

According to Dr. Kiko Bracker, a veterinarian in Angell’s Emergency & Critical Care Unit, dogs at the greatest risk of suffering heat-related illness during the Spring are older, brachycephalic (short-nosed) breeds or those with existing illnesses affecting their respiratory tract or heart.  Studies in humans repeatedly show that people need two to three weeks to acclimatize to warmer temperatures—and the veterinary community believes the same holds true for dogs.

“It takes on average about two to three weeks for dogs to become tolerant of warmer temperatures,” said Dr. Bracker.  “Now that the sun is shining and temperatures are warming it’s natural to want to head out for long walks or runs with our pets—but we must all take great care to avoid overheating our dogs, which can lead to heat stroke and, in some instances, death.” read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 30, 2013 at 2:34 pm

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Things to Know in the South End Today, March 7: Messy Winter Weather

Today could get messy.

1. New Mom Meetup: Mom’s with babies who are 12 weeks old and under, for $ 10, head to A Mom is Born join in with other neighborhood new moms for a tea and coffee hour from 10 to 11:15 a.m.

2. Weather: There has been talk of a major storm today, but weather experts still aren’t sure if it will be mostly rain or snow

3. Meditation Course: For $ 10, get a lesson in meditation from Kelsang Pawo, a Buddhist monk, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jamaica Plain. The guided class is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday, beginning tonight.

4. Daylight Saving: Daylight Saving Time occurs this weekend. The official time to set the clocks one hour ahead is Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m.

5. Storm Tips: Though the winter weather predicted for today won’t be as bad as the Blizzard of 2013 in early February, high winds could cause power outages. NStar has some tips on what to do if your power goes out. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 7, 2013 at 2:41 pm

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MBTA Winter Weather Info and Resources

The MBTA adjusts the scheduling of all of its modes of transportation in real time during severe snow events, and the service provides several frequently-updated resources to check while the snow is coming down.

With a potential blizzard on the way Friday into Saturday, the MBTA may put into effect its severe weather service plan, which includes a reduction of service on the subways, commuter rails, buses, boats and the RIDE.

On the web: The MBTA provides a winter weather website which is active during major snow events. This site will provide detail of a reduction in service in real-time: MBTA.com/winter. MBTA.com is the homepage, which also displays updates.

A way to find out find out whether a specific line is experiencing a reduction in service is to check the MBTA’s service updates page. This page is always active.

Alerts: Riders can sign up to get alerts sent to their phones via text message or email as well. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 7, 2013 at 6:31 pm

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