keep a close eye on ourselves and our pets as the heat could get the best of
Every year, hundreds of pets die because they are left in
parked cars, tethered outside without shade and water, or exercised in hot,
humid weather. This is a serious threat in the state of Florida (http://goo.gl/Gna69). Short-nosed breeds, such as Pugs, Boston Terriers, Bulldogs
and Pekingese, are more apt to getting heat stroke because panting in these
breeds is less-effective in decreasing body temperature compared to other dogs.
degrees, plus or minus 1-2 degrees. If your pet’s temperature reaches 105
degrees, call our offices immediately as elevated body temperatures can cause
multi-organ failure leading to possible death.
drooling, bright red gums, behavior changes and difficulty breathing. If you
believe that your pet is experiencing these types of symptoms, call us right
bath. This could cause constriction of the blood vessels in the skin and could
trap the heat inside your pets’ body. Do not leave your pet unattended if you
believe it may have heat stroke for 24 hours as symptoms that are mentioned
above may not occur until later in the day.
quick errand. Leave them home in a nice temperature and environment. Do the