Kids’ Corner Fun Facts

DID YOU KNOW ?

  

 

 

Hot weather in the summer can spell danger for our furry companions!

Even the healthiest pet can suffer from dehydration, sunburn, or heat stroke if overexposed to the heat-and heat stroke can be fatal if not treated promptly.

 

What are the warning signs?

 Excessive panting or difficulty breathing

 Increased heart or respiratory rate

 Drooling

 Mild weakness

 Collapse / falling down 

 Seizures

 Vomiting or Diarrhea

 Elevated body temperature of over 104◦

 

 

 

FACT:   Short-nosed breeds such as pugs, bulldogs, or boxers
are more prone to overheating since they cannot pant effectively.

 

 

 

FACT:  Even on a mild day, the temperature in a
car can quickly rise to more than 30 degrees higher
than the outside temperature. 

When it is 90 degrees outside, the temperature
inside a car can quickly reach a deadly 120 degrees
in a matter of minutes!