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Prevent Your Pets from Getting Heat Stroke

Dog Heat Stroke

Prevent Your Pets from Getting Heat Stroke

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. Heat stroke does not happen just in the summertime. It is commonly seen even in the spring.

What is heat stroke?

Heat stroke is not a stroke as we know it, but a term used to describe elevated body temperature generally over 106 degrees Fahrenheit. When a pet’s internal temperature rises above 106 degrees F and climbs to (107 – 109), multiple organ dysfunction occurs and can be life threatening.

How does a pet get heat stroke?

The most common causes of heat stroke are when a pet is left in a car without proper ventilation or jogging with pets in warm or hot weather. As you will see, heat stroke can happen even in cooler temperatures. Just to give you an idea of how hot your car can get in a short amount of time:

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