Jul 26 2017

Heat Stroke

Heat stroke can be a very scary thing in our pets!  Fortunately I am not left outside too long and no Watson does not bundle up like this when it is hot outside.  Heat stroke can happen to us pets when left outside too long, we are taken on too long of a walk, or in a car unattended (even for a short period of time.)  Signs of heat stroke include but are not limited to: excessive panting, drooling, diarrhea, very red gums and weakness.  Pets may become extremely dehydrated and may even have seizures.  If you think your pet has heat stroke, take their temperature if possible.  At home you can use a cool towel or bath (NOT ice cold) and even using isopropyl alcohol on their paw pads.  Contact your veterinarian should you have any questions!

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