Our pets generally have a higher body temperature than us. So first off, don’t panic if you know your pet hasn’t been in extreme heat and feels warm. There are many other signs to look for than just touch to see if your pet is in danger of heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
- excessive panting, whining, or agitation.
- confusion, being non-responsive
- vomiting or diarrhea
- panting with the mouth wide open.
- certain breeds of dogs are more at risk: boxers, bulldogs and pugs because of their short noses.
- Other health conditions can put your pet at more risk than normal: these include: overweight, heavy-coated breeds, puppies or senior pets.
Please call with any questions or concerns. We can help you decide if your pet needs medical attention.