Don't forget about our furry friends this weekend during the forecasted heat wave! Cats and dogs don't cool down like we do, they use techniques like panting and lying on cool surfaces to chill out. ðŸ±ðŸ¶ðŸŒ¬

Heatwave checklist:
- Access to cool shade 24/7 â˜‚️
- Fresh drinking water (can add ice) ðŸ’§
- Exercise before 9am or after 5pm ðŸƒðŸ»â€â™€ï¸
- Walk on grass!!!! Care for burnt feet! ðŸŒ±
- Access to shallow pool or sprinkler ðŸŠðŸ»â€â™€ï¸
- Go to groomer and get a summer cut ðŸŽ€

Signs of heatstroke:
- Rapid panting
- Bright red tongue
- Red or pale gums
- Thick, sticky saliva
- Lethargy
- Weakness & stumbling
- Diarrhoea & Vomiting (sometimes contains blood)
- Signs of mental confusion, delirium
- Muscle tremors
- Seizures
- Collapse

Keep in mind our squishy face breeds (Pugs, French bulldogs, Boxers, Bulldogs) are particularly prone to heatstroke!! If you notice any of these signs please call RIGHT AWAY!

Stay safe this summer season â¤
The Pines Vet