Doctor Tecla Myrick from the Alachua County Animal Services tells us how to keep your pets safe in the heat of Summer.
Signs of overheating pets include: panting, drooling, lethargic, fever over 103 degrees, vomiting and being unable to work or stand.
If your pet is showing signs of being affected by the heat, get them into air conditioning immediately, wet them with a hose or mister and get a fan on them.
If symptoms persist, take the animal to your veterinarian.
Remember to never leave your pets (or children) in the car in the heat.
If you see an animal or child left in an unattended car, please call Alachua County Animal Services at 352-264-6870, or the Sheriff's Department immediately.
As always, if you have any questions contact your veterinarian.
With Dr. Myrick today was:
My name is Cruze and I am a spayed female- Black Domestic SH / Mix.
The shelter staff thinks I am about 1 year old.
I have been at the shelter since April 5, 2013.
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