Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Hot zones: Emergency measures for keeping your pets cool

Dr. Jeff is a vet in British Columbia, Canada

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From: "ACE Academy for Canine Educators" <>
Date: Aug 1, 2017 8:27 PM
Subject: Emergency measures for BC - what to do for your pets

This is Dr. Jeff with an important message for you.

I came home tonight and one of our cats was lying under the table. When I asked if he wanted (1st) supper, he didn't move.

Calvin was overheated. That's when I decided to help him. I soaked a handtowel and wet him down as I stroked him with it. He enjoyed it and cooled down.

Our dog Courtney also couldn't take heat. We used to soak her with the hose and it would revive her, sometimes too much and she'd have a ball in her mouth - not!

Hopefully this gives you an idea what you can do if your pets are showing heat stress in the next few days as we reach record temperatures in BC.

Keep your pets cool. And, never close them in a car on a summer's day.

Academy for Canine Educators
5 - 161 Fern Road West
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2K1