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|Identifying Heat Stroke in Pets|
|Written by Stacy Mantle|
|Saturday, 02 June 2012 22:33|
With summer rapidly approaching, and high temperatures signaling a hotter than average season, it’s more important than ever to remain vigilant for heat stroke in pets. Animals generally have a higher “normal” temperature than humans and fewer mechanisms for cooling themselves in the event of heat exhaustion.
Animals most at risk:
If you suspect heat stroke in an animal, it’s important to act quickly. The animal should be rushed to the veterinarian. En route, take the following actions:
If not immediately treated, heat stroke can result in severe damage to the animal’s liver, kidney and brain, and even result in death. Once you reach the veterinarian, s(he) will need to conduct a series of tests to ensure that the animal is out of danger. These tests may range from a simple exam to extensive blood work.
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