With summer’s scorching temperatures just around the corner, it won’t be long until we’re cooling off with arctic icy poles while watching our pets loll around with their tongues out.
But did you know a dog panting with its tongue out is often a symptom of an overheated hound?
Similarly, cats breathing quickly and shallowly can often be suffering heatstroke.
The lead-up to summer is a great time to get familiar with the symptoms of heat stress and how you can best care for your pet when the mercury looks set to soar.
First up, be aware of the symptoms outlined by the RSPCA, including:
- Incessant panting
- Weakness, fatigue
- Muscle tremours, muscle spasms
- Signs of confusion
- Collapsing, lying down