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Preventing Heat Stroke

As with humans, heat stroke can kill or result in serious injury. During those warm humid days, your pet needs access to proper ventilation, cool clean water and shade.

  • Never leave your pet in a car on hot days
  • Exercise your pet during the cool part of the day
  • Be aware of rapid breathing; loud panting; or staggering
  • If your pet displays signs of heat stroke, immediately get the animal to a shady ventilated area, and, if possible, sponge it off with cool water

Also, summertime means the celebration of the 4th of July. Fireworks and pets don't mix. The sound of fireworks can terrify your animal. A pet's ears are more sensitive than ours and loud noises may damage your pet's hearing. If possible, keep your pet indoors.

Pet-Person.com's quote of the day
"Be it human or animal, touch is a life-giving thing. Has anyone ever had a stroke or a heart attack while cozied up with a pet? I doubt it."
-Robert Brault


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