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Cool Summer Tips for Dogs and Cats!

Keep it Cool!

Dogs and cats are particularly susceptible to heatstroke- a potentially life-threatening condition. To keep your pet cool and hydrated, provide plenty of water and shade or keep them in a cool, air conditioned. Learn the signs and what to do if you suspect your pet has heatstroke.10154309_10207090186882258_935078749373758993_n

Signs:

Panting or salivating excessively

Weakness

Staggering or walking unsteady

vomiting

Deep red or purple tongue

warm, dry skin

Glazed Eyes

Rapid Pulse

What to do:

Immediately call your veterinarian

Move your pet to a cooler area

Avoid sudden cooling (like putting your pet in an ice bath)

Apply isopropyl alcohol 70%to their foot pads

Place a cool damp towel on their back

Allow them to drink small amounts of water.

 

Hydration and Floatation

DID YOU KNOW?! some Turkish Vans nicknamed “Swimming Cats,” actually like to swim!!935036_10153073821480381_549574371_n

Going on a hike or spending the day at the beach?

Bring plenty of fresh, clean water for your pet to drink.

Salt from the ocean and microscopic parasites in lakes, streams, and puddles can make your pet sick

. Whilst most dogs can swim, not all dogs are meant for a life in the water

Flat faced dog breeds, like French Bulldogs or Pugs, often struggle to swim because of their snouts and broad chests.

If your pet is a swimmer

keep an eye on them and make sure they have an easy way to get out of the water- You can also get a life jacket for your furry friend!

 

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