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Posted on 07-18-2017
As temperatures rise this summer in North Austin, the team at Dessau Veterinary Clinic wants to remind everyone about the importance of preventing pet heat stroke. If you pay close attention to your pet and the environment and know what to do in periods of high heat, you can keep your beloved animal companion from having a medical emergency that could easily be prevented.
Symptoms of pet heat stroke include difficulty in breathing, excessive panting, diarrhea, vomiting, seizures and disorientation. Get treatment as soon as possible if you notice these symptoms when the weather is hot.
Here are common causes that can result in heat stroke in your dog or cat:
If you suspect a case of heat stroke, act immediately. Put wet, cool towels on your pet’s neck, in the groin region and armpits and apply water to the paws and ears too. Then, bring your pet to the vet as soon as possible for professional care.
Pet owners know that their animal companions will lead happier and healthier lives when they visit the vet for an annual wellness checkup.
We are proud to offer services for pets in Pflugerville and the greater North Austin area and beyond. If you can’t remember the last time you brought your dog or cat in for an evaluation, delay no further. For more information on protecting your pet from heat stroke or to book an appointment with a veterinarian in North Austin, please contact Dessau Veterinary Clinic today.
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