Thursday, July 7, 2016
Our First Heatwave Of The Season?
Temperatures reached close to 100 yesterday. It's a scorcher today. It won't be any better tomorrow. During the summer months, it's SO important to keep your pups cool and hydrated, however, when Mother Nature doles out a heatwave, you need to take extra precautions. Like with us, dogs can overheat and suffer from heatstroke as well and that can happen in a relatively short period of time.
Our babies are unable to say, "Hey, Mom and Dad, I'm overheating." So, as pet parents it's up to you to know the signs. This would include heavy panting, glazed eyes, vomiting, bright or dark red tongue and gums, staggering, weakness, seizures, excessive drooling, etc.
If your baby shows any signs of overheating or heatstroke, please get them into a cool area, get them hydrated and call your veterinarian immediately for further instructions. Their life depends on it. They depend on YOU.