COOLING YOUR PET
- Find some shade. Get your pet out of the heat.
- Use cool water, not ice water, to cool your pet (very cold water will constrict the blood vessels and impede cooling)
- Place cool wet cloths on feet and around head.
- Offer ice cubes for the animal to lick.
Contact your veterinarian.
Dogs and cats can’t perspire and can only dispel heat by panting and through the pads of their feet.
If you suspect heat stroke in your pet, seek veterinary attention immediately.
Signs of heatstroke include (but not limited to):
Note: Short-nosed breeds such as Bulldogs, Pugs, etc., large heavy-coated breeds, and dogs with heart or repiratory problems are more at risk of heat stroke.