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How to Protect Your Cat or Dog From Heat Stroke

With summer fast approaching, there are a few basic rules to keep in mind to help your pets enjoy the hot weather. Thermoregulation is a process that allows your body to maintain its internal temperature by releasing excess heat. In humans, sweat plays a key role in thermoregulation and can occur on almost any surface of the body. This process is different for dogs and cats. Since pets sweat only through their paw pads, they have to compensate with other ways of getting rid of excess heat, such as panting. What is heat stroke? It is a condition characterized by a marked increase in body temperature (fever or hyperthermia) resulting from exposure to outside heat, disturbance in thermoregulation mechanisms and...

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