Sunny summer days have arrived to us in the Mile High City! During this time of the year It is very important to monitor the temperatures and humidity inside the homes of your pets as the temperatures outside are increasing which may cause you to turn on your air conditioner. This will reduce the humidity in your home which may result in the need to increase your misting. We suggest using the new Zoo Med digital temperature and humidity gauge, this unit has a neat minimum and maximum feature which will let you know what exactly your temperatures were while you’re at work.
With the information that you gather with this inexpensive tool you can make informed decisions as to how you may need to adjust your bulb size or misting schedule to keep your pet cool, humid and happy!
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