Ryan Hospital Emergency Services veterinarians weigh in on how to keep dogs and cats healthy in hot weather
August is called the dog days of summer for a reason. It’s usually this summer month that is the hottest, stickiest and potentially dangerous for dogs and for cats.
“We see several cases of heat exhaustion or heatstroke every summer in Emergency Services,” said Kenneth J. Drobatz, DVM, director of Emergency Services at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital. “In most cases, a trip to the emergency room with your dog or cat can be avoided if an owner takes a couple of tips to heart.”
Here, we’ve listed tips to ensure you and your pet get through the last full month of summer without needing immediate veterinary care in response to one of the hottest seasons in recent memory.
Learn what the hot weather tips are here »