Kansas City – As people brace for the heat wave that is forecasted to blanket the U.S. this week, veterinarians are urging pet owners to take precautions for their pets during the sweltering days ahead.
These simple steps can help prevent your pet from taking a trip to the emergency room:
Most importantly, be familiar with your pet and know when they aren't acting right.
Lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea and dark red gums are all signs of heat related distress. If your pet is panting uncontrollably or collapses, take the animal to your veterinarian or nearest emergency veterinary hospital immediately.