Hot cars can be deadly…

Summer is almost officially here!  Please be careful with furry friends in vehicles:

Never leave your pet in a parked car on a warm summer day. Within minutes, the temperature inside the car can reach a scorching 120 degrees.

Extreme temperatures can cause heatstroke, which may kill or seriously injure your dog or cat.

Signs of heatstroke include:

  • Hard panting and difficulty breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Rapid heart rate

If you suspect that your pet has heatstroke, see your veterinarian immediately!  You can reach us at (905) 727-3003 or the Veterinary Emergency Clinic of York Region at (905) 953-5351 when our clinic is closed.

 

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