During warmer times of the year, cats and dogs are at risk of heatstroke and dehydration. If you suspect your pet has one of these issues, contact Trinity Pet Hospital in Laguna Hills to make an appointment with our Veterinarian for an evaluation. Pet Dehydration and Pet Heatstroke are real problems that require treatment when they occur. Here are signs of Pet Dehydration, how to protect your dog or cat from Pet Heatstroke, and what our Veterinarian will do if an issue is suspected.
Signs of Pet Dehydration
If your pet is dehydrated, it will seek water to drink constantly. If you notice your pet is visiting its water bowl often, or if tries to drink water from a faucet or toilet, it may be suffering from dehydration. A pet that is in the later stages of dehydration will seem lethargic or unresponsive. It is important to get emergency care immediately if your pet exhibits these symptoms.
How to Protect Your Pet from Heatstroke
It is of the utmost importance to monitor your pet's activities when the temperature rises. Do not encourage your pet to exercise at this time. Instead, provide your dog or cat with plenty of water. Do not allow your pet to spend excessive time outdoors when the temperature is high, either. Instead, use air conditioning or fans to cool your pets as necessary while they remain inside. If your pets are outdoors, keep them out of direct sunlight to minimize the potential for heatstroke. Monitor your pets’ actions routinely and bring them to an indoor location if they appear lethargic.
What Our Veterinarian Will Do to Help
If you believe your dog or cat is suffering from Pet Dehydration and Pet Heatstroke, our Veterinarian can help. Bring your dog or cat to our facility immediately for an emergency evaluation. Give us a call beforehand so our staff is ready for your arrival. Our vet will check over your pet's medical condition and provide it with an IV to replenish fluids if necessary. We will also monitor your pet’s temperature to ensure it cools down without causing any additional medical difficulties in the process.
If you would like to find out more about Pet Heatstroke or Pet Dehydration, or if you are ready for an evaluation for your pet by our Veterinarian, contact Trinity Pet Hospital in Laguna Hills to make an appointment. We provide clients with convenient hours and are ready to provide your pet with professional care. Call us today at (949) 232-1788.