The Heat and Your Pet

I am sure that many people don’t realize how harmful the heat can be to their pets. Last year my outside cat actually had a heat stroke. It was a 100 degree plus day and I found him under a tree, just standing there in a daze.
What do you do in this case? I immediately took the cat inside where I poured warm (not cold) water over him for several minutes. This will help to bring down the temperature. Then I called my veterinarian.
The cat survived, thankfully! But heat stroke is a serious thing for animals, all animals. If you have a dog outside take care to keep fresh water available and a kiddie pool with water for them to cool off in.
For dogs that are kept outside and have long hair, I recommend trimming the hair short. Do not shave because your dog could also get sunburned.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask me. I have worked with and currently get my information from my veterinarian. I will be happy to answer any questions that I can.

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