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!
Prevention is key to supporting your pet’s ongoing health. We devise an individualized strategy to keep your pet healthy and happy.
We perform standard and specialized surgeries to address your pet’s health concerns, including spays, tumor removal, orthopedic surgeries, and more.
Vaccinations are an important part of preventing communicative diseases. Keep your pet up-to-date on their vaccinations right at our office.
Dental health is essential to your pet’s overall wellness. Our dental services cover all of your pet’s oral health needs, from tooth extraction to cleaning.
Year-round heartworm prevention is key to keeping your pet healthy. We provide FDA-approved treatments to prevent infection.
Fleas and ticks aren’t just a nuisance: they pose a serious threat to your pet’s health. Protect your pet with preventative medicine.
Pocket pets have unique health needs. Our team addresses your pet’s health issues and develops a strategy, so they feel like their energetic self.
We provide comprehensive reproductive care for pets, including artificial insemination, neonatal care, fertility exams, and more.
Rely on us when your pet needs urgent care. We know emergencies are stressful, so we treat urgent health concerns with the utmost care.
Various orthopedic problems with your pet can call for surgical operations, and our vets have a wide range of experience handling orthopedic issues.
Managing your pet’s medical needs is easy when you use our online pharmacy. Renew your pet’s prescription and purchase FDA-approved medication right from the comfort of your home. If you have any questions, contact us to speak with a trusted veterinarian.
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