Heat Hard On Pets Too

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, July 24, 2006

Doctor Rosalind Chow at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine says they’re seeing more cases of heat stroke, particularly among dogs.

She says if your dog develops heat exhaustion you should cool her down as soon as possible. 

"Showering them down with any sort of water you can have either putting them in the bathtub and running the shower over them with some cool water or even using a garden hose on them in an emergency and then of course taking them very promptly to your veterinarian for further attention."  

She says you can help prevent heat stroke by making sure your dog has access to shade, air conditioning and lots of water.