Beware of heat exhaustion in your dog!
Summer is in full force, and it is hot out there! Please remember: while you’re out hiking a trail, schmoozing your neighborhood, or strolling the sands, it’s hot for your dog, too!
Heat exhaustion in dogs can be an extremely emergent situation. We hear tragic stories about pets being left in poorly ventilated vehicles far too frequently, but your dog can also get overheated being left in a yard too long with inadequate shade or going on too vigorous a walk during the zenith of the day. Stay on the lookout for:
- Excessive panting and drooling
- Dry or sticky gums
- Abnormal gum color or bruising in gums
In the event you suspect heat exhaustion in your pet, immediately find a cooler, shady place. Pour cool (not cold) water over your dog’s head and body and contact us ASAP! As always, please reach out if you have any questions!