Is It Possible For Your Domestic Pet To Overheat?

Being Attentive To Animals.

 

Do animals actually overheat? Is there such a thing as an animal overheating? Does it exist? As humans can sometimes face severe medical conditions such as strokes and more animals can also go through the same predicament as they are also living things, thus are also subject to physical damage as we would. It is more so scary for animals given the fact that they cannot speak. Though they may be able to bark or make certain noises, if the pet owner is not cautious or attentive towards the animal they may risk losing the animal. As babies cannot speak for themselves so can animals not speak for themselves therefore great attention and care must be placed on animals during the hot seasons. It is not a difficult task to accomplish but you must simply understand the capacity of an animal is not the same as yours. According to veterinarians such as Nadine Gourkow humans are more disposed to enduring the heat rather than domestic animals. Even the animals in hot places around the world like Tanzania or India usually hide under tree branches during the unbearably hot afternoon sun to avoid strokes or fatality. It is important to know that depending on the animal they may have fewer sweat glands that humans as humans are full of sweat glands from the head to the toe. Animals on the other hand may only have sweat glands on the nose as well as the pads of the paws.  It is imperative that you avoid at all costs keeping your pet in your parked car with all the windows up, this action can lead the complete fatality of your pet. Avoid hot pavements as well that may burn the sole of your pets’ foot. Since you are wearing shoes you may want to test out the temperature of the pavement by placing your finger on a cleaner section of the pavement for about five seconds to know whether it would be conducive for your pet.

 

How To Prevent Overheating In Your Animal

 

As previously mentioned; leaving your pet animal in a parked car may result in thefatalityas they would not have any breathing space and therefore may feel intoxicated and die. As also mentioned, testing the ground to see if it is hot is important as you must never you put your pet on a hot pavement. Doing exercise with your pat at some point of the day. As humans we need to drink plenty of water in order to  hydrated and energized during the day. The same thing applies to animals, you must provide a substantial amount of fresh drinking water to your pets in order to keep them hydrated at all times.

 

These are a few tips to follow in order to keep your animal healthy and hydrated during the hot months of the year.

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