Like humans, pets should stay indoors in the A.C., limit their walks outside to shady areas, and avoid strenuous activities or sitting in hot cars with the windows rolled up.
But! Unlike humans, via the Queens Courier :"Sports drinks or electrolyte supplements do not help animals fighting dehydration."
Why? "Dogs sweat by panting. They don't sweat like people or need supplements such as sodium or potassium," according to Benjamin Davidson, emergency medicine and critical care specialist with NYC Veterinary Specialists. "These products can actually harm animals and make them sick."