The Wright Animal Clinic

12050 Southshore Pointe Drive
Midlothian, VA 23112

(804)739-4720

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          Heat Stroke Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment

 

 

       HEAT STRESS:  Any pet can suffer from heat stress.  However, very young and older pets are particularly susc                                       susceptible, as are:

                                    Pets with a previous history of heat stress

                                    Short-nosed breeds

                                    Overweight pets

                                    Pets with cardiovascular or respiratory disorders

 

       HELP PREVENT HEAT STRESS BY:

           

                                 Providing plenty of clean, fresh water for your pet at all times

                                 Providing adequate ventilation and air circulation when pets are kept in

                                 their Kennels or pens

                                 Providing shade cover when pets are outdoors

                                 Avoiding excessive exercise of pets during hot weather

                                 Never leaving pets in parked vehicles

 

SO  SOME SIGNS OF HEAT STRESS ARE profuse panting and salivation, staring or 
       an anxious expression, failure to respond to commands, warm dry skin, high fever, 
        rapid heartbeat, fatigue, muscular weakness or collapse. 

      If your pet has heat stress, try to reduce his temperature by gradually
      immersing your pet in cool water, spraying him with cool water or applying
     
      ice packs to his head and neck.
Then take your pet to the
      veterinarian immediately
 

 

 

 

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