Hyperthermia

Florida's hot weather is rapidly approaching. During those very hot days, follow these tips to help protect your pet from the suns hot rays;
 
* Do NOT leave pet outside for a long period of time without adequate shade or water.
* Walk in the early morning and late afternoon. If pet wishes to go out in between, let pet out long enough to take care of business and bring back inside. 
* No exercising or vigorous activity.
* Do not leave pet unattended in a vehicle. Studies shows that temperatures may increase an average of 40 degrees within 1 hour!
 
How to cool a pet
 
*Move pet out of the sun and into a shade and cool environment.
* Place a fan in front of pet.
*Place cool cloths on paw pads and back of neck. Over-cooling can result in shock.
 
 
Hyperthermia is a life-threatening condition that can happen at any time. Obese pet have a greater risk. If your pet may be suffering from Hyperthermia, do NOT over-cool, and take pet to the nearest veterinarian immediately.
Royal Oaks Veterinary Hospital

Located at:

2105 Hartwood Marsh Road,
Suites 1 & 2
Clermont, FL 34711

Hours:

Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.