How to Tell if Your Pet is Overheated – and What to Do About It
Understanding Overheating in Pets
Recognizing Signs of Overheating
What to Do When Your Pet is Overheated
1. Move to a Cool Area: Bring your pet to a shaded or air-conditioned space immediately.
2. Offer Water: Provide cool, fresh water for your pet to drink. You may also use a damp cloth to gently cool them down.
3. Avoid Ice-Cold Water: While it may seem logical to give your pet ice-cold water, it can cause shock. Stick to cool, not freezing, water.
4. Use Fans or Wet Towels: You can use fans or wet towels to help lower your pet’s body temperature.
5. Do Not Submerge in Cold Water: Avoid immersing your pet in cold water, as it can lead to shock.
6. Contact the Veterinarian: If your pet’s condition doesn’t improve or worsens, seek immediate veterinary attention.