Beware of ‘heatstroke’ diseases
That will occur to pets
When it comes to summer, you don’t have to talk about how hot the weather is. There are many diseases to look out for, especially “heatstroke”, where pets or people can occur. Palida Kirtibutr, a veterinarian at Thonglor Animal Hospital, recommends how to deal with heatstroke symptoms
in dogs and cats in the summer so that owners can keep an eye on them if they occur with our pets.
First of all, it is important to understand what heatstroke is and how dangerous it is for pets. But in reality, heatstroke in pets can be born anywhere, anytime. In summer, there is the greatest risk of developing the disease due to the hot outside temperature. Therefore, the cooling
of the pet is difficult. The breed of pets that can easily be heatstroke is a short-lived dog, but the statistics of symptoms, in addition to the factors of the breed, depend on the activity they do. If the owner takes the dog out for outdoor activities such as running until he is tired, the metabolism will work hard. Higher body temperature Heatstroke can also be easily caused. For owners who take their pets out of the house,
prepare water for him to eat frequently and keep an eye on his behavior at all times.
How to notice signs if your dog and cat have heatstroke symptoms First, there will be asthma, shortness of breath. Heavily tired, numb, saliva-stretched. Some even don’t recognize the owner and have temporary ferocity. The owner may think that heatstroke does not look dangerous, thinks that the pet is playing, is bustling, happy, but in reality very dangerous. His body may not have cooled in time. Therefore, the tongue must be cut out more than usual and have an asthma. In some cases, heatstroke symptoms occur very quickly, not more than 10 minutes. The pet endured
and eventually died for first aid. If it is noticed that the pet has heatstroke symptoms, try to keep the temperature inside the body down. Use normal temperature water to wipe yourself, especially on the skin, under the paws and under the abdomen. To improve the cooling of the body. Do not use cold water, as cold water will cause blood vessels to shrink. This makes cooling difficult. Do not use warm water, as this will cause blood vessels to expand and may cause shock. In addition, it is strictly not using a cloth moistened with water to cover the pet as it causes poor cooling and may increase heat for the pet’s body, and should not be immersed in the bath as it can cause a heart attack.
your pet a small amount of cold water or room temperature water.
If you give a large amount of water and it is too fast, it can cause vomiting, as well as put your pet in an airtest shade. Located in a room with a fan or air conditioning. Pets should not be allowed to
go outdoors until they are sure they are healed. When performing first aid until the body temperature drops, the pet should be taken to hospital for treatment
by a specialist veterinarian because the external body may seem normal, but the internal body system may be partially heat damaged by heatstroke. If it happens to dogs and cats, it’s not a play. Keep an eye on your pet’s condition.