While many of us enjoy the heat of summer, our pets can be more sensitive to it than us. Human bodies have mechanisms for cooling off and avoiding heat exhaustion, like sweating. Our pets are different. Dogs and cats cannot regulate their body temperature by sweating. They only have sweat glands on the pads of their paws. Their paw pads aren’t enough to reliably cool them via sweat on a hot day. Instead, they keep their temperature down by panting and, if possible, by seeking out a cooler place to rest.
Panting may not be enough to avoid heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion or heat stroke. On hot days, especially if it is also very humid, your pet may be at risk for overheating. Heat-related illness is serious and can be life-threatening. The best way to avoid this condition is to take steps to prevent it. It is important to familiarize yourself with the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion or heat stroke and look for ways to structure your pet’s environment and routines to avoid heat-related illness.
If your pet is showing any of these symptoms, call your veterinarian right away and quickly move them to a cooler place. Heatstroke can be life-threatening since the body’s organs begin to shut down. It is critical to seek medical help immediately to prevent long-term damage or death.
We all love having some summer fun in the sun. We want your pets to enjoy summer with you but in a safe way. Let’s help our pets beat the summer heat by being safe and proactive!
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