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Pet heat stroke is a dangerous condition that affects many pets every year. At Waldorf Emergency Care, we often treat pets affected by heat stroke. This is particularly true in the summer, when pets are at risk for problems like heat illness. Knowing the signs of heat stroke, what causes heat stroke and how you can protect your pet from heat stroke can help you take care of your pet in summer.
Heat stroke can affect different pets in different ways, but some of the most common symptoms of heat stroke include:
Heat stroke is caused by intense heat and dehydration in the summer. Different circumstances can cause heat stroke in pets, including:
Some pets are more at risk for heat stroke than others. For example, older pets and very young pets may not handle heat as well as middle-aged pets. Pets that are ill, pets that have a chronic conditions and pets that are not used to spending time outdoors are all at higher risk for heat stroke. In addition, pets with flat faces and short noses are at higher risk for heat stroke.
There are many things you can do to prevent your pet from experiencing heat stroke. For example: