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Pet Dehydration and Heatstroke

Understanding Pet Heatstroke In Newmarket

When it comes to pet dehydration and heatstroke, it's important to recognize the symptoms early. Your pet may need the care of an emergency veterinarian, and we are here to help your pet get the treatment they need. At North Yonge Veterinary Hospital in Newmarket, we provide routine and emergency care for all of your pet's needs.

Understanding Pet Heatstroke In Newmarket

Signs Of Pet Dehydration And Pet Heatstroke

Your pet may show signs of pet dehydration that can lead to pet heatstroke if not managed quickly. Excessive panting, drooling, or a white tongue can mean that your pet is dehydrated to the point of needing care. If the weather is hot, get your pet into a cool environment if possible. Provide your pet with access to cool, clean water. Pet heatstroke is dangerous, and if your pet refuses to drink any water or becomes lethargic, it's time to see an emergency veterinarian for care.

How To Prevent Pet Dehydration And Pet Heatstroke

If you are going out for the day with your pet, don't exercise them during the hottest parts of the day. Make sure your pet gets plenty of water throughout the day, and doesn't run around in the heat. Provide your pet with plenty of shade, and a cool place to rest. Never leave your pet in the car, as this quickly leads to pet heatstroke. When your pet needs to go for a walk, take them out in the early mornings and later evenings when possible. If your pet continues to show signs of lethargy or confusion, they will need to be seen for potential heatstroke.

Treatment For Pet Heatstroke

Treatment for pet heatstroke is critical for your pet to survive. Your veterinarian will use IV fluids to reverse the dehydration your pet is suffering from. Without treatment, your pet will have kidney failure and damage to vital organs. Pet heatstroke is an emergency, and if you find your pet lethargic in the hot weather, get your pet to treatment before it is too late. Whether your pet has heatstroke, or there is another problem going on, your pet needs emergency care if they have pet heatstroke. 

Care For Heatstroke Today

If you believe your pet is suffering from heatstroke, it's time to call North Yonge Veterinary Hospital in Newmarket immediately at 905-830-0437 and get your pet the help they need to recover from pet heatstroke. When your pet is anxious, lethargic or appears confused, this is a medical emergency.

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