Heat Threatens Overweight and Over-furry Pets

As some of us (though not us here in Seattle, sigh) welcome the sun and the heat that accompanies summertime, we begin to think about our pets’ safety in the heat.

Though we should all take the appropriate precautions for our pets, we should also be aware that some pets are more vulnerable to heatstroke than others. Overweight pets and pets with long hair, lots of fur, or double coats are all at a greater risk of experiencing adverse health affects from hot weather because they have more insulation.

Signs of heatstroke in pets include excessive panting, a rapid pulse, gastrointestinal issues, and a lackĀ  of coordination. To prevent your pet from any danger, be sure to provide plenty of water and shade and always be conscious of bare paws on hot pavement when going on walks during the day.

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

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