Heat Stroke

A pet suffering from heatstroke
may display the following signs:

If your pet displays any of these symptoms, remove them from the hot area immediately and lower their temperature by wetting them with cool water. Using very cold water can actually cause more harm than good. Rapid changes in body temperature can be very dangerous. Promptly bring your pet to a veterinarian, where fluids and oxygen might be administered, and blood samples might be drawn. Your pet will be monitored for shock, respiratory distress, kidney failure, heart abnormalities, and other complications.

  • Rapid Panting
  • Bright Red Tongue
  • Red or Pale Gums
  • Thick, Sticky Saliva
  • Depression
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Shock
  • Coma