East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic Offers Help for
Heatstroke & Dehydration
In hot weather, pets can easily become dehydrated from insufficient water intake. If not immediately remedied, pets can go into heatstroke, a serious and life-threatening condition. At East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic in Diamond Bar, CA, we have the training and experience to deal with common pet emergencies like heatstroke.
Symptoms of Dehydration
Dehydration in pets occurs when the animal loses more fluid that it can take in. The loss of fluid can also mean loss of electrolytes, such as potassium, sodium, and chlorine, which are needed for normal body functions. Your pet may show signs like excessive panting, lowered energy, loss of skin elasticity, sticky gums, sunken eyes, vomiting, and diarrhea. These are signs you should get your pet out of the heat immediately and provide plenty of cool water. Monitor the animal closely to determine if professional veterinary care is needed.
Symptoms of Heatstroke
Heatstroke occurs when an animal is in a hot environment and cannot cool itself properly. This may happen when you leave an animal in a hot car or out in the sun on a very hot day without shade or water. The animal may pant excessively and show signs of physical discomfort. Pets may drool, have red gums, experience breathing difficulty, have increased heart rate, vomit, have diarrhea, and show signs of mental dullness. They may even collapse or become unconscious. Heatstroke is an emergency health situation that requires immediate veterinary care to prevent death. We can help with medications and treatments to lower your pet’s body temperature.
Treatment of Dehydration & Heatstroke
Our emergency clinic can provide a number of specialized treatments to care for animals experiencing heatstroke. We offer baths and other methods to lower body temperature, IV fluids to improve hydration, medications to manage problems with internal organs and oxygen to assist breathing. At our animal hospital, we can carefully monitor animals with laboratory testing to ensure they are able to return to normal function.
Choose East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic for Emergency Pet Care
Dr. Shepherd and Dr. Chu have the specialized training and experience needed to help animals in emergency situations. They provide quality care for each of our patients in Diamond Bar, CA, and the surrounding communities, with immediate treatment for car accident injuries, snake bites, ingestion of poisons, soft tissue repairs, and other necessary procedures. Contact East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic at 909-861-5737 for prompt, effective treatment when you have a pet emergency such as dehydration or heatstroke.