Watch out for heat stroke
Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital would like to remind pet owners that animals need time to acclimate to changing weather. Even though our temperatures are not that high, we have already seen two cases of heat stroke in the last several days.
Heat stroke is a potentially life-threatening illness and steps should be taken to avoid situations that put animals at risk. Overweight animals, short faced breeds (pugs, bulldogs, etc), areas with poor ventilation, lack of water, and other risk factors can quickly result in fatalities.
Signs of heat stroke include excessive panting, drooling, vomiting and diarrhea (may be bloody), and collapse. If you suspect that your pet is suffering from heat stress or stroke, use cool water (not ice) and contact your veterinarian immediately.
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Please contact us at 919-489-0615 with any questions.
Sharon Y. Zeigler
Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital