Animals, like people, can succumb to heat stroke. During the hot summer months, it is important for pet owners to take precautions to protect animals outdoors.
It is not recommended to leave your dog outside during extreme hot afternoon or leave your dog in the car unattended with having windows closed. Personally, I do not prefer to leave my dog in the car regardless because there is no point of taking him with me unless he gets to walk around and enjoy the fresh air. If it is extremely hot, I always leave him at home. He gets to take a nap or plays with his toys. I also make sure that he is hydrated.
The following are additional tips to keep your pets healthy and safe during hot weather:
- Always carry a gallon of cold, fresh water when traveling with your pet.
- If you keep your dog outside, make sure shade and water are available at all times.
- Groom your pets so that their hair doesn't get too long. Dogs with long hair are more susceptible to heat stroke.
- Avoid excessive exercise with your pet when it is hot outside.
- Watch for hot pavement and beach sand because they can burn and injure a dog's paws.
The common symtoms of heatstroke are:
- heavy panting
- blue tongue
- pass out
This could be used all year around and even for cats!! Simply mix this product into the water or food. This product will provide required nutrition and help your pet's hydration. If your dog has poor water intake which could lead to kidney failure and bladder disorder, Nupro Electrolytes is highly recommended. Heatstroke can be prevented if you pay a little if extra attention.