Cases of heatstroke in the region have prompted calls for pet owners to be vigilant
Pet owners have been urged to look out for the signs of heat stroke in their furry friends, as temperatures in the Southern Riverina remain in the mid-30s for most of this week.
Deniliquin Veterinary Clinic's John Anstee said cases are more common at this temperature than during warmer days.
"When it gets to 40 there's a lot of awareness with owners and they're vigilant about keeping pets cool," he said.
"When it's that muggy 35, some dogs are out working, other dogs are left outside or in vehicles and they're the real risk areas."
There are simple ways to ensure pets are protected from the heat.
"Plenty of fresh water, keep them inside under the air-con if that's possible - not being too complacent," Dr Anstee said.
He said brachycephalic dogs - ones with squished noses and facial abnormalities - are more at risk, but all dogs can experience overheating.
"In the mid-30s we can handle it, we can continue working out in the heat, but it's a completely different story for your work dogs and those breeds that are really at risk."