Heatstroke or hyperthermia is a common problem experienced by pets and animals during the summer season. Heat stroke is a condition where in the body temperature exceeds 39.4 degrees Celsius or 103 degrees Fahrenheit.
In animals, when their body temperature exceeds the average threshold, they are referred to as hyperthermic. In case your pet’s body temperature reaches 107 degrees to 109 degrees Fahrenheit, there is a possibility of multiple organ failure or death. If your pet has no signs of illness and still has elevated body temperature, you should rush him to Virginia Beach veterinary clinic.
Reasons for heat stroke
- Most pets, commonly dogs, experience heatstroke if they are left in the car for too long. In a packed vehicle with no proper ventilation, a dog’s body temperature may elevate, causing heatstroke.
- Unlike humans, pets don’t sweat to control their body temperature. Dogs pant to control their body temperature