Prevent heatstroke in your pet this summer

Ah, summer! It's a time of excitement and wonders for us pets. The world seems to come alive with vibrant colors and enticing scents, beckoning us to explore all that the season has to offer.

The sun beats down on our fur, warming our bones and filling us with an energizing sense of adventure. Every blade of grass, every flower, and every tree holds the promise of a new adventure or a thrilling discovery. The air is thick with the fragrant scent of blooming flowers and freshly cut grass, calling to us with an irresistible allure. The world seems to hum with the buzz of insects and the distant rumble of thunderstorms, promising endless possibilities for exploration and play. We dart through fields, chasing after butterflies and the occasional ball thrown by our humans. We splash through streams and ponds, cooling off from the heat of the day and delighting in the refreshing sensation of the water, filling with a sense of childlike wonder and delight.

But summer is not without its challenges. The heat can be oppressive, sapping our energy and making us seek out the cool shade of a tree or the shelter of our human home. We have to be wary of pesky bugs and the threat of thunderstorms, taking care to stay safe and healthy during this exciting but sometimes unpredictable season. Summer is a time of joy, adventure, and wonder for us. We soak up the warmth of the sun and the thrill of the great outdoors with the human warmth of our parents, living each day to the fullest roaming around them, and savoring every moment of this magical season.

We see our parents caring for us and enjoying summertime with them is a joyful, exhilarating, and deeply fulfilling experience, a reminder of the beauty and wonder of the natural world and the enduring bonds of love and friendship between humans and animals.

Heatstroke in pets

In hot weather, it's easy for our pets to become overheated. Unlike us, they are unable to shed layers when it gets warm, and they are not always able to relocate to a cooler environment or stay out of the heat. Animals, unlike people, cannot cool themselves down by sweating, so they are less able to regulate their body temperature.

Causes and effects

One of the major problems faced by pets in summer is heatstroke. Essentially, heatstroke, also known as overheating or heat exhaustion, occurs when your pet’s body temperature rises above the normal range of 100 to 102.2 degrees. It can affect both dogs and cats. They have few sweat glands and cannot cool off easily. Pets mainly cool off by panting, as moisture evaporation from the oral cavity helps lower body temperature. Heatstroke most commonly occurs when pets are left outside on hot days, but also can develop if:
  • Your pet is in an environment of high humidity, even if the temperature is lower.
  • Your pet doesn’t take breaks from playing to cool off.
  • Your pet doesn’t have adequate access to water in warm temperatures.
  • Your pet is left in a closed-up house on a hot day with no ventilation or air conditioning.
  • Your pet is left inside a car, even if it does not seem hot outside.
Heatstroke can occur even when the environment is not particularly "heated." Animals can rapidly overheat if they overexert themselves in warm weather or if they are left in an unventilated warm or humid environment. Avoidance is always preferable, but knowing the symptoms of heatstroke allows you to appropriately care for your pet and know when to seek veterinary attention if, in an unfortunate situation, they suffer from it.

Symptoms to look out for:

These are similar in dogs and cats (although in cats the signs are often more subtle) and can include:
  • Panting can progress to distressed or noisy breathing as the heatstroke worsens.
  • Restlessness
  • Agitation or pacing
  • Drooling
  • Red gums or tongue
  • Increased heart rate
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Lethargy
  • Confusion
  • Weakness or collapse
  • Seizures

How does Gravette’s Pet Fountain help?

Enter Gravette’s Pet Fountain. It will provide your pets with much-needed hydration so they can be their cutest selves throughout the day.

This self-cleaning electronic water fountain is the answer to your pet’s hydration needs. The Gravette pet fountain is a smart device designed to provide filtered fresh water, specifically for your pets. It has a circular appearance that allows wider space to drink from, perfect for both cats and dogs. The Gravette Pet Fountain is equipped with LED sensors that let you know when it is time for refilling.  Now your pet can have fresh water throughout the day and you can rest a little easy. Perfect for pets of all sizes, the Gravette Pet Fountain easily holds 2.5 liters (85oz) of water ensuring your pets never go thirsty. It works with a one-minute pause every six minutes and flushes the pet hair after 5 cycles. Pets shed a lot of hair. Shedding won’t affect water purity. The smart fountain flushes out any hair your pet sheds at regular intervals. The BPA-free fountain makes hydration fun and safe for your pets, keeping your pets safe. The fountain comes with 4 triple-layer filters that eliminate impurities and softens the water for your furry friends. Since summer is coming, you can add ice cubes to the water container, it’s perfectly safe.

The Gravette Pet Fountain keeps pumping fresh water, attracting your pets to drink from it more, thus keeping them hydrated all the time. This pet essential product is as important for your furry friend much as it is to you. Stay stress-free about your pet’s water intake this summer as the Gravette Pet Fountain takes care of it for you!
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