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Summertime heat means fun activities, long days, and relaxation. It also means there is a need to look after dogs and cats for the possibility of Pet Heatstroke. If you believe your dog or cat is suffering from effects from Pet Dehydration, contact our Veterinarian at Paws & Claws Pet Medical Center in Troutdale immediately. Read on to find out more about signs of heatstroke and how to protect your pet from this condition.
Make sure your pet always has water available when heat is excessive. Check your pet's water bowls frequently and refill them with fresh, cool water whenever they are running low. If you take your pet out of your home, bring along a water bottle or thermos and a collapsible bowl to rehydrate your pet as needed. If your pet does not have an adequate amount of water, it becomes difficult for them to cool down effectively. This could lead to heatstroke.
If the outdoor temperature is extremely warm, be sure to keep your pet inside in an air-conditioned structure. The comfort of your home will also protect your pet from direct sunlight, which can exacerbate heat difficulties quickly. Do not encourage your pet to exercise when temperatures are excessive as well.
There are several indicators that your pet is having difficulty with the temperature. If it pants constantly, often without any drool noticed around the mouth, getting it water quickly is necessary. If your pet is extremely tired or has difficulty moving around, these may be signs that the heat is affecting their body. Vomiting or the appearances of dizziness are also symptoms of a heat-related problem.
If you suspect your dog or cat is suffering from Pet Dehydration, seeing our Veterinarian right away is best. An evaluation of your pet's condition will be conducted so an appropriate treatment plan is used. This could include hydrating the pet intravenously and cooling down the pet with monitored temperature tactics.
If you think your pet is experiencing Pet Heatstroke or if you are worried about how to avoid Pet Dehydration, our veterinarian can help. Call Paws & Claws Pet Medical Center in Troutdale at 503-661-1833 to make an appointment for your dog or cat today. Our staff members are ready to provide you with premier service and we look forward to meeting your dog or cat.