Long Island Pet Heatstroke: Symptoms to Watch For

hicksville, long island summer pet care information

Heatstroke is a serious condition that can come on quick and be fatal for humans and pets alike; but with pets, it's not as easy to communicate their discomfort. This makes knowing pet heatstroke symptoms vital for keeping your Long Island pet alive and healthy, when summer temps heat up. Use our following Long Island pet heatstroke symptoms list to save your dog or cat's life.

Pet Heatstroke Symptoms 101

Please review the following symptoms of hyperthermia (both fever and non-fever condition symptoms) shared from PetMD.com:

  • "Panting
  • Dehydration
  • Excessive drooling
  • Increased body temperature - above 103° F (39° C)
  • Reddened gums and moist tissues of the body
  • Production of only small amounts of urine or no urine
  • Sudden (acute) kidney failure
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Irregular heart beats
  • Shock
  • Stoppage of the heart and breathing (cardiopulmonary arrest)
  • Fluid build-up in the lungs; sudden breathing distress (tachypnea)
  • Blood-clotting disorder(s)
  • Vomiting blood (hematemesis)
  • Passage of blood in the bowel movement or stool
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Small, pinpoint areas of bleeding
  • Generalized (systemic) inflammatory response syndrome
  • Disease characterized by the breakdown of red-muscle tissue
  • Death of liver cells
  • Changes in mental status
  • Seizures
  • Muscle tremors
  • Wobbly, incoordinated or drunken gait or movement (ataxia)
  • Unconsciousness in which the dog cannot be stimulated to be awakened"

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When in Doubt...

Not sure if your pet is experiencing symptoms of animal heatstroke? Our Hicksville veterinarians are always available for your questions or concerns. Give us a call at (516) 735-0090: it is always better to err on the side of safety.

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