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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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LIVELINES: PET CALLS

A heat wave has gripped the Tennessee Valley over the past few days, with more people looking to stay cool and avoid the scorching temperatures. But as things heat up, humans aren't the only ones who have to avoid the dangers of summertime heat, don't forget about your four legged friends.

Dr. Randy Hammon from Northgate Animal Hospital was our guest this morning.

-What is heat stroke?

(temperatures over 106 are an emergency, 110 can be fatal)

-Some pets are at high risk

(Bulldogs, Pugs, Boxers and Bostons are more susceptible )

-Symptoms of heat stroke

(vigorous panting, can't stand, or weakness)

-First aid treatment for heat stroke

(move to cooler environment, use cool, but not cold water)

-Prevention of heat stroke

(provide shade and plenty of water, bring at risk pets indoors)

 

NORTHGATE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

423.875.9033

WWW.NORTHGATEANIMALHOSPITAL.COM

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