The Best Ways to Keep Your Pets Healthy During a Heat Wave
Triple-digit temperatures are extremely taxing on pets, who can't always alert owners when they're near to heat stroke.
Veterinarians say keeping pets cool all day can help them during a heat wave.
Service dog Dill got a cold shampoo Tuesday as dog owners try to keep their beloved friends cool in the heat.
Carole Adler-Huges of Santa Clara County walked her dog before it became hot and is now bathing him to clean and chill him off.
San Jose's Archvet has IVFluid bags ready for pets experiencing heat stroke.
Cats don't pant or breathe quickly. If so, they're in distress, and on a hot day like today, they could have heat stroke, said Archvet veterinarian Dr. Lakhpreet Saggi.
Bay Area heat changes people's lives. Students are spending their abbreviated school days inside, while individuals and their pets are visiting cooling centers, some for the first time.
Other symptoms include:
- Reddish gums
Before walking your dog, Saggi recommended to complete this test.
If you can't hold your palm on the asphalt for a few seconds, it's extremely hot and can burn your dog's paws, warned Saggi.
Pampering can assist.