3 Signs Your Pet is Overheated and What You Can Do to Help

3 Signs Your Pet is Overheated and What You Can Do to Help

by | Jul 24, 2020 | Shelter News & Developments | 0 comments

You’re not the only one who needs to stay cool when the weather gets hot.

Your pet needs you to look out for their well-being and keep them from getting overheated too.

Unlike humans, your pet doesn’t have the ability to regulate their body temperature through sweat.

But don’t worry. Proper care and keeping your pet cool can help them from becoming too hot.

Here are three signs of overheating to watch out for as they indicate your pet needs to cool off:

Excessive and Continuous Panting

It’s perfectly normal for dogs to pant when they’re hot. The key to watch out for is whether your cat and your dog are panting excessively and continuously.

If you notice your pet has severe panting along with other symptoms, reach out to your vet and help your furry friend cool off while you wait for directions from your vet.

Vomiting or Diarrhea

Vomiting and/or diarrhea can quickly cause your pet to become dehydrated if they aren’t already.

Keep an eye out for this symptom and any other symptom such as the ones mentioned in this blog to help you determine if your dog is too hot.

Be sure to reach out to your vet regarding the vomiting and diarrhea to rule out any other health problem in your pet aside from being too hot.

Confusion or Disoriented

Is your pet acting like they’re confused or in a daze?

If so, your pet might be getting too hot. It’s time to cool them down and bring them inside if you’re outside.

What to Do

Be sure to keep your pet from becoming too hot in the first place.

Don’t stay outside for too long when temperatures are high. Rather, take your pet outdoors in the cooler hours of the day, such as in the early morning.

Provide your pet with plenty of shade and cool air.

Bring them inside often and give them plenty of fresh water to drink.

If you’re concerned about your pet and the summer heat, reach out to your veterinarian for more tips on how to keep your pet safe based on their individual needs.