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Pet Dehydration and Heatstroke
Our vets at West Market Veterinary Hospital know that during the summertime we all enjoy getting outside with our four-legged friends, enjoying all of the natural wonders that surround us here in Greensboro. However, with the warmer temperatures, there can be increased concern over pet dehydration and heatstroke. Avoiding excessive exercise and running around during the hottest parts of the day can help your pet to avoid heatstroke, and if you are going to be outdoors with your pet in the heat, make sure that you bring them plenty of cool drinking water to keep them hydrated.
Summer heat can also affect their paws when the sidewalks start to get hot, which is why the staff at West Market Veterinary Hospital advises our pet parents to be aware of any discomfort that their dog may be experiencing on their walks or other outdoor activity. Remember, if you are feeling the heat your furry friend is probably feeling it even more!
Spending time outdoors during the summer with your pet can add a lot of happiness to both your life and that of your pet. Follow these helpful hints from our veterinarian at West Market Veterinary Hospital to help keep them safe:
Pet heatstroke should be treated right away in order to prevent dehydration from causing injury to their vital organs such as their kidneys. If you are unsure if your pet is experiencing heatstroke or dehydration, we feel that it is always better to err on the side of caution and seek immediate veterinarian attention.
If you are noticing any of the signs and symptoms of heatstroke in your pet, please call us right away at (336) 292-4753 to arrange a visit at West Market Veterinary Hospital. Our facility is centrally located at 4501 W Market Street in Greensboro, NC.