So you have four legged, furry family members, what kind of special care do you need to give them on super hot days? Do you let them stay in front of a fan all day, even though this means pet hair all over the house? Do you bring your dog to day care so they spend the day in air-conditioning? Do you put ice cubes in their water, thinking that will help keep them cool?

While, scientifically, those things may or may not actually work, here's a few things according to and

As pet owners, we know it can be tough to balance our want to bring the dog with us, especially on hot 80 and 90 degree days. Here are just a few friendly reminders of simple things you can do to keep your pet healthy and hopefully happy, regardless of the temperature.

Keeping Pets Cool During The Hot Hudson Valley Weather

Great tips to keep in mind so your pets don't get over heated during the warm (or hot) Hudson Valley days.

Is there a place in the Hudson Valley that you love to take your pets? Feel free to share a photo with us through our app. We love to know where there are pet friendly places locally.

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To prepare yourself for a potential incident, always keep your vet's phone number handy, along with an after-hours clinic you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is preventing it in the first place. To give you an idea of what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.

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If you enjoy using essentials oils around your home it is important you are using them safely around your pets. There are many common essential oils that can be highly toxic to your dog or cat. These 8 are very common but there are other that can be toxic too. Be sure to consult your veterinarian before using essential oils on or near you dog or cat.

Hudson Valley Honey Bees at Work

Local honey is one of the many delicious local products we enjoy in the Hudson Valley. We are lucky to have a healthy honey bee population and people like the folks at HiveLand NY in Highland, New York keeping them that way. Checkout some of the tools used to make and harvest honey. Plus see a few other items made with some help from the bee.

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