Deniliquin vet asks owners to be mindful of their pets during warmer temperatures.TYLA HARRINGTON January 17, 2014 4:25am
Deniliquin Veterinary Clinic vet Simon Willis, pictured with Lily, is urging pet owners to be vigilant when it comes to preventing heat stress.
Dr Willis said any animal can suffer from heat stress, however, dogs seem to suffer from it the most.
He said particular breeds with short noses were susceptible as were dogs with heart failure.
‘‘Owners need to make sure there is plenty of water available for their pets,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s also important to have areas where they can seek shade, if they’re an outside dog.
‘‘People should avoid travelling with animals but if you absolutely must then make sure the air conditioner is on and don’t leave animals in vehicles. Obviously that will just lead to problems.
‘‘When it’s hot owners should avoid exercise until later in the evening when it has cooled down.’’
Dr Willis said signs of heat stress include excessive panting, vomiting, collapsing or struggling to breath.
‘‘When this happens, take them to a vet,’’ he said.
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