Take Care, Stay Aware: Heat Safety and Pets

Keeping up on what's what when it comes to heat safety and pets can save your pet's life.Like any extreme or inclement weather, summer poses unique risks to our pets. The heat, UV index, scalding pavement, and high humidity will take a toll on anyone, pets and humans alike. However, warm weather safety is a must for our fur-bearing friends since temperatures can easily create a heat stroke emergency without proper precautions.

That’s why the team at New Haven Pet Hospital has compiled some great tips for summer heat safety and pets.

Danger 911: Heat Stroke in Pets

Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are common reasons for trips to the emergency clinic during the summer. Heat stroke can be fatal to a pet sometimes within minutes if help isn’t sought immediately. So, what exactly is heat stroke? Continue…

Be Prepared, Never Hesitate: Making Decisions During a Pet Emergency

pet emergenciesMurphy’s Law stipulates: anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. While we can’t go through life anticipating every possible catastrophe, this famous adage may be appropriate regarding pet care. Indeed, it’s amazing to find a pet owner that hasn’t dealt with a true pet emergency, as life with an animal is full of surprises and unexpected turns. If you’ve been looking to bone up on what constitutes a pet emergency and how to recognize one, New Haven Pet Hospital has you covered.

Should You Call?

Perhaps the single most important thing to remember when it comes to a possible illness or injury, is to call for assistance and support. We’re here to help you and your pet 6 days a week and are prepared to offer a full range of services, such as diagnostics and surgery. Should your pet require emergency care outside of our business hours, we recommend Northeast Indiana Veterinary Emergency Specialty Hospital. It’s a good idea to keep both numbers handy just in case.

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