It’s only May and we are already having record temperatures we normally have in August. If it’s hot for you it’s hot your animals as well. These high temperatures can have some negative effects on animals. Animals are at risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke just like humans.
Here are a list of signs and symptoms your animal may be experiencing heat exhaustion or heat stroke:
Excessive Panting, Drooling, restlessness,
blue or bright red tongue and gums,
increased heart rate, respiratory distress,
Vomiting or diarrhea
If your animal is experiencing any of these symptoms they need to be taken to the vet. There are ways to keep animals safe. Animals should have fresh water and shade if they are left outside. You should never chain your dog up, they should be able to move around in the yard to find the shade. Remember to never leave your animal alone in the car. The temperatures in a car rise quickly.