Dehydration and Kidney Failure
When your pet becomes dehydrated, serious complications can develop fairly quickly. At Bluegrass Animal Hospital in Knoxville, TN, we know how important your pet is to you and your family. If you recognize the signs of pet dehydration and heatstroke early, your pet has a better chance at recovery.
Pet Dehydration and Hot Weather
Pets are susceptible to dehydration, especially when the temperature rises. The biggest reason that pets should not be left in a car during the hot summer months is because of the risk of heatstroke, dehydration, and kidney failure. To best avoid dehydration, make sure that your pet has a good supply of cool water throughout the day and avoid exercising your pet in the hottest hours of the day.
Heatstroke and Your Pet
Heatstroke can quickly become serious for your pet. If you notice that your pet isn't really moving much or seems to be panting too much, they may be suffering from heatstroke. Get your pet into a cool place and make them comfortable. If he begins to vomit, you will need to bring your pet to an animal hospital before complications set in. Pets can get kidney failure from dehydration and heatstroke, a fatal complication when your pet is not treated quickly enough. Keep your pet hydrated and never leave your pet alone in a hot car or room.
Veterinarian Care for Your Pet Now
If your pet is listless, refusing to drink, or panting excessively, it's time to get your pet treatment. Contact Bluegrass Animal Hospital in Knoxville, TN, at 865-694-8387 and get the support you need to get your pet healthy again.