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Heat Stroke

Just a friendly reminder to make sure your pets stay cool this summer. Remember dogs do not sweat. They cool off by panting. Some things to keep in mind during this summer heat:make sure any animals that have to stay outside have ample shade and fresh water, limit exercise on hot days, and make frozen treats to help cool them down.

Some symptoms of heat stroke are: heavy breathing, glazed eyes, rapid heart beat, lethargy, dizziness, and dark red or purple tongue.

How to treat your animal if they are suffering from heat stroke: move them into the shade or air-conditioned area, apply ice packs or cold towels to their head, neck, and chest, or run cool water over them, let them drink small amounts of cool water or ice cubes, take them to their regular veterinarian immediately.

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