News and Information
Each month we will be sending out an email detailing important information. Included will be the clinic’s schedule for the month as well as our special pricing days, Wellness Wednesday and $6 Sunday. We will also detail exciting promotions or contests we are featuring that month as well as coupons and hot topics related to pets.
Important Schedule Change
Please note that August’s $6 Sunday has been moved up a week. This month it is on August 14th.
Heatstroke and your Pet
Heatstroke is a condition usually caused by the body overheating, typically as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. Heatstroke requires emergency treatment. Untreated heat stroke can result in damage to the brain, heart, kidneys and muscles.
People often associate heatstroke only with high temperatures but it can also occur when humidity is high, despite the temperature. Heatstroke is also possible in hot, humid and unventilated areas indoors. Is your pet safe?
A few signs that your pet may be overheated:
- Excessive panting or drooling.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Increased heart rate.
- Mild weakness.
- Stupor or actually collapsing.
- Bloody diarrhea.
Short-nosed animals (Persian cats, pugs, bulldogs, boxers etc.) are more susceptible to heat stroke than their longer-nosed counterparts.Because of the shape of their face, they are less effective at panting. Pets who are overweight, elderly, or have heart or lung diseases should be kept in air-conditioned rooms or in front of fans as much as possible.
What do I do?
As soon as you notice signs of heatstroke in your pet it is imperative that you begin a cooling method. Soak towels in lukewarm water, but never use cool or cold water because if the cooling happens too rapidly it can be detrimental to your pet. You can also place your pet in front of a fan to help reduce the body temperature or use cotton balls saturated with rubbing alcohol on the pads their paws and on their abdomen. The evaporation process will assist in cooling your pet.
After you’ve begun cooling your pet down, call your veterinarian for further instruction.
- August 14th- This months $6 Sunday (IT’S A WEEK EARLY THIS MONTH!!!)
- AUGUST 17th- This months Wellness Wednesday.
- August 20th-21st- Dr. Walker is off for the weekend. We will be unable to see any patients. Clinic open for food and preventative sales.
- September 4th and 5th- Closed for Labor Day Weekend.