Summer Heat Means Extra Precautions for Pets

As the hot days of summer come upon us, you should take certain precautions to ensure your pet doesn’t suffer from heat related injuries.

Here’s some great advice from BluePearl Veterinary Partners

It is best to keep pets in an air conditioned environment during the heat of the day and to limit strenuous activities such as running and playing. If your pet does become overheated, spray the animal down with room temperature or cool water, but never ice water. Ice cold water causes a decrease in blood flow to the skin and heat can’t escape the body, which makes heat exhaustion symptoms worse. MORE