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Posted on 07-25-2016
Our Branchburg veterinarian recommends if your pet is acting abnormally to take our pet's temperature to quickly determine whether they may be experiencing heat stress or even heat stroke. A dog’s normal temperature ranges between of 101°F to 102.5 °F and cats have temperatures between 100° to 102.5°F. If your pet’s temperature falls a couple degrees above or below these numbers it may indicate the animal is suffering from heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
Panting excessively is one of the first signs of heat exhaustion in pets. Other symptoms of heat stress or heat stroke in pets include:
If you see your pet suffering any one of these symptoms, please bring him to our Branchburg Animal Hospital immediately for emergency, pet heat stroke treatment.
Your pet can enjoy the summer without experiencing heat-related illnesses when you:
Cat owners know how hard it can be to make sure their cats drink enough water even when it isn't hot and humid. Here are some tips to encourage water drinking in fussy cats:
To learn more about pet wellness care and summer health problems affecting pets, please call the Branchburg Animal Hospital at 908-707-0045.
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or the past five years, the veterinarians at Branchburg Animal Hospital have taken great care of Stitch. I highly recommend this vet for your cat or dog.
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