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With the extreme heat this week our pets are at risk of overheating. Especially with the current temperatures.
Dogs can’t sweat, and when it is hot and humid they can’t lose enough body heat through evaporation while they pant. It’s up to us to take extra care of them to keep them safe. 🐾 Don’t do any unnecessary activity (even avoid walking) in these conditions. If you need to do any activities ensure they are before 6am and after 8pm
🐾 Have plenty of cold fresh water available. Try adding ice cubes to drinking bowls. Also ensure there is multiple bowl incase of spillage 🐾 Go for a swim together 🐾 Stay inside, with a fan or air conditioning on 🐾 Never EVER leave them in a car, even for a few minutes, even with the windows down! 🐾 Be especially vigilant if you have a brachycephalic (short-nosed) breeds as they are especially prone to overheating. -
A good indicator is if they snore, their airflow is not 100%. This includes unexpected breeds like Boxers, Staffies, Mastiffs, etc.
The signs of heat stroke can include collapsing, excessive panting and salivation, vomiting, diarrhea, red/injected gums. -
If you see these signs start cooling your dog immediately with cool water and get them veterinary attention ASAP. -
Heat stroke can kill!
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