How to tell if your pet has a heat stroke or is dehydrated
Dehydration affects animals in the same way it affects humans. It can cause serious health problems that can be fatal.
It's important to remember that summers can be harsh on your pet's health. Dr. Ajay Satbige, a veterinary officer at Wiggles, warns that dehydration, tick fever, and heat stroke can affect pets. Excessive panting can be caused by a variety of issues, and it can also be uncomfortable. Symptoms include drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, mental dullness, lethargy, and unconsciousness, he explains.
Dehydration in dogs can cause dry lips, thick saliva, sticky gums, loss of appetite, sunken eyes, and other symptoms, according to the expert.
Take your pet to the veterinarian right away if you observe any of these symptoms.
Here are some important dos and don'ts from Dr. Satbige:
* Excessive drooling: Keep a look out for excessive drooling or thicker-than-normal drool.
* Fever: Your dog's nose should be moist and cool; if it is dry and hot, your pet may have a fever.
* Diarrhea: A loose, irregular, or bloody stool is an indication of impending trouble.
* Urinary incontinence: Urinary incontinence can be an indication of hyperthermia.
* Weakness: Dehydration might result in excessive napping, as well as difficulty standing or walking.
Get a cool cloth, place it over them, and call a veterinarian right once if you observe any of these indicators