Dogs and Other Animals Need to be Protected from Heat Too
POSTED ON July 2, 2013 AT 10:25 AM BY guardmypet 0 COMMENT Veterinary Pet Insurance
It can be dangerous for humans when the temperature rises but dogs and other animals can be in danger, too.
Like humans, dogs can’t handle extreme heat that’s why local veterinarians are constantly reminding residents to try and limit the exposure of pets to the outdoors especially when the heat is unbearable.
A dog’s normal body temperature is between 101 and 102.5 degrees and they can only withstand an abnormally high body temperature for a very short period of time before suffering nerve damage, heart problems, liver damage, or even death.
For tips on keeping your pets cool, click here.