Management of Heat Stroke in Pet Animal

Table of Contents

1. What is heat stroke?

2. Symptoms of heat stroke in pet animal

3. Prevention and symptoms of heat stroke

4. Home remedies for heat stroke

What is heat stroke?

It is hyperthermia/ elevated body temperature. When a pet’s body temperature exceeds 106F of without previous signs of illness are most commonly associated with exposure to excessive external or environmental heat are referred to as heat stroke.

Symptoms of the heat stroke

1 Heavy panting and difficult breathing

2 Excessive dooling

3 lethargic, drowsy and uncoordinated

4. Vomiting

5. Pale mucous membranes.

Prevention of heat stroke

1. Avoid excessive exercise on hot days.

2. Take your dog for a walk in morning or evening and make sure that dog has access to shade and cool drinking water.

3. Never leave your dog in a car or enclosed area

4. Keep your dog in ventilated area

5. Don’t muzzle your dog for long period.

Home remedies of heat stroke

1. Cool water may be poured over thehead, stomach, armpits and feet or cool cloths may be applied.

2. Ensure continuous flow of air across the dog.

3. Don’t use ice packs because it will reduce the blood flow to the skin where best exchange takes place.

4. Immediately visit to the nearest pet clinic.

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