We all know that April in Thailand can be scorching and unforgiving. As the temperature rises, pet parents need to be aware of heatstroke! Heatstroke happens when your pet’s body temperature rises higher than 40° celsius (104° fahrenheit). Normal body temperature of cats and dogs is between 38.3 – 39.2 degrees celsius (101.1 – 102.5 degrees fahrenheit), and if your pet’s body temperature is higher than this, heatstroke might occur.
Heatstroke normally comes with heat, a car with no ventilated air for example, no A/C, high humidity, and not drinking enough water. Your pet’s body temperature will rise rapidly while their body cannot cool off fast enough. Because pets don’t have sweat glands throughout their body like us hoomans, they can only cool off through their tongues.
All pawrents should observe these symptoms in order to help your little sunshines in time.
Pet pawrents, especially in Thailand, the land of sun, need to be careful of heatstroke every time your pets are outdoors in any weather. Specifically, pets with heart and breathing problems, fluffy-thick coats, brachycephalic breeds, seniority, and obesity have a higher risk of getting heatstroke.
During the most fun and relaxing time of year, the hot wind and sun rays can make it hard to care for your pets. From planning the next vacation, and finding nice hotels, to a road trip on the highway – don’t forget that the best memories are made when everyone is prepared for every situation! Despite that, enjoy your holiday and your trip, don’t stress out too much and forget to enjoy moments with your furry friends and loved ones
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