Raise your glass on the 4th of July. Say a toast to our land and our freedom. While you are celebrating, remember to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate in this oppressive summer heat that most of the country is experiencing. Remember to take reusable water bottles for all the members of your family, including the four-legged ones.
One of my local television stations put a reminder up on Facebook about how dangerous this heat is. It reminded the public that water is best, along with some limited sports drink consumption. Everyone needs to watch the coffee, alcohol and soda because those drinks can dehydrate us, said WQOW.
If you are going to spend the whole day outdoors, bring at least two reusable water bottles for each person. Like I wrote already, make sure you have water for your pet, if you are taking them with you. Bring Fido’s own water and bowl along.
One more reminder, no matter what, do not leave an animal in the car. In this heat, it does not matter how many windows you have open, the temperature inside a car gets dangerous in seconds. As a matter of fact, do not leave a person in the car either.
Have a safe and happy Independence Day! Remember to reduce, reuse and recycle, for America!