Preparing Your Pet For The Heat
Even here in the UK, where the weather is somewhat unpredictable, the heat can prove a problem for pets in the summer months.
It’s important to know how to keep your pet cool, because overheating can lead to exhaustion, dehydration and heatstroke.
Heatstroke is often fatal and can kill rapidly, so make sure you know the signs. General signs include:
- Increased heart rate
- Loss of consciousness in extreme circumstances
- Pets may show reddening or warmness of the ears, this can be particularly evident in rabbits
- Dogs and cats may show very red gums/tongues
- Dogs may vomit, and could have blood in their vomit or stools
If your pet starts to show signs of heatstroke please contact your local vet.