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What to Know About Heat Stroke in Pets
If your animal does overheat, it’s important to know the warning signs.
Certain breeds and animals are more susceptible to heat stroke. If your animal is overweight, elderly or already has a heart condition, is it imperative that you take special care to ensure your pet is well hydrated and has access to ample cool space. Symptoms of overheating in pets can include the following:
If your animal exhibits any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately and move your pet to a cool, shady location. Let your pet drink small amounts of cool water and apply cool towels to her chest or neck.
Summer is officially here!
For humans, that means better beach days and much needed vacations, but for your animals, the warmer weather can be dangerous. Even the healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration and heat exhaustion, so it’s important to take proper precautions and protect your pets from overheating. By following a few simple steps, you can help keep your pets safe and comfortable all summer long.
Beat the Heat
First things first, it is highly recommended that you schedule a visit with your vet for an early summer check-up and ask your doctor about flea and tick prevention. Have your pet tested for heartworm if they are not currently on year-round prevention medicine.
Use these four tips throughout the warmer months to protect your favorite four-legged friends.
We will do our best to accommodate your schedule. Visit us during our walk-in hours Monday-Friday 8-9 am, 1-2 pm, and 4-6 pm or Saturday 8 am-1 pm, or call to schedule an appointment at 316-775-7061.
At Augusta Animal Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.
Warming weathering brings fleas. We recommend flea prevention be restarted when the temperatures are in the 50s and 60s. Contact us for help with choosing the best flea preventative for your pet.
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