Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Heatstroke Awarenss

As you begin to enjoy the nice weather with your pet, it is important to keep in mind that pets cannot tolerate high temperatures, as well as humans.

 Some common situations that can cause your pet to suffer a heat stoke include: being left in cars, vigorous exercise, and spending too much time on hot asphalt.

 Pets suffering from heat stroke will initially demonstrate signs of excessive panting, salivating and discomfort.
As symptoms progress, they may vomit or have diarrhea, become disoriented or even begin to have seizures.
If not promptly treated, this can lead to loss of consciousness and death.

To help keep your pet from suffering a heatstoke, provide them with some shade and fresh drinking water often, throughout the day.

 If you ever suspect that your pet is suffering a heatstroke, contact us immediately.