Richmond Vet Clinic
Summer means good times and (hopefully) lots of sunshine, but like most things in life, moderation is key, so please keep a close eye on your pets during warmer weather.
Heatstroke can be very severe and life-threatening. Remember to watch your pets’ body language carefully and listen carefully to what they are trying to tell you.
Signs of heat stress include (and not limiting to):
Incessant panting with “curved smiling lips”
Lethargic and weakness
If in doubt, keep them cool indoors and it is okay to skip a walk. Only walk them early in the mornings or evenings in the warm summer weather.
There are some FUN ideas to try in the hot summer:
Interesting fun fact: You can use sunscreen on your pet. A good recommendation is the Ego Sunsense Sports Milk.
For more information regarding heat stress – refer to this website or call us at the clinic or the emergency centres! – http://kb.rspca.org.au/what-can-i-do-in-hot-weather-to-prevent-heatstroke-in-my-pet_353.html