With the recent heat wave in West Michigan and more record-setting temps on the way, pet owners need to remember the heat can be just as deadly for pets as it is for people. Often times, pets are much more susceptible to heat stoke than we are. The emergency doctors at Michigan Veterinary Specialists in Grand Rapids, a BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital, have seen an increase in heat stroke cases in recent weeks. Recognizing the warning signs and knowing what to do can be essential in saving a pet’s life. View online.