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Tag Archives: heatstroke

What To Do If You See a Dog In a Hot Car

May 26, 2015

There’s one simple rule with regard to pets in cars: Never leave them unattended even for “a minute to run into a store.” Stuff happens and you can be delayed. According to the Automobile Association of America, on a hot day (around 80 degrees Fahrenheit), it only takes 10 minutes for the temperature to reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Even at a lower temperature of around 72…  

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Top 5 Summertime Threats to Your Pet

May 22, 2015

May 23 is National Heat Awareness day, and with summer and the nicer weather coming just around the corner, I want you to be aware of some of the threats that heat can pose to your pets. They’re all things that I have seen and treated in my 20 years as an emergency vet. 5. Fireworks: Lovely to look at, scary for pets! Make sure pets…  

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Heat Stroke 101

July 01, 2013

“Hot town, summer in the city…” Remember that ol’ classic by The Lovin’ Spoonful? It IS summer and many locations are experiencing record-setting heat. It’s important to remember that dogs can suffer from the aliments of extreme weather, including having a heat stroke. Dogs can’t sweat like we can and rely on panting and the resulting evaporation as the most important mechanism for dissipating their…  

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