PurinaCare offers pet owners tips on avoiding heatstroke and other warm weather ailments
SAN ANTONIO, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- PurinaCare(R) Pet Health Insurance (www.purinacare.com), which is committed to help pet owners provide a lifetime of care for their dogs and cats, is urging all pet owners to be more aware this summer about the dangers of heat exposure. Pet emergency clinics receive several cases of heatstroke each week during the summer months. Dogs and cats of all breeds are sensitive to the effects of heatstroke and can fall victim to it in less than one hour, yet many of the symptoms may not be obvious to the average pet owner.
WHAT PET OWNERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE HEAT:
SIGNS OF HEATSTROKE IN YOUR PET:
If you suspect your pet is suffering from heatstroke, cool your pet's head and body with room temperature water and take your pet to the veterinarian immediately. If left untreated, it can lead to prolonged hyperthermia and cause irreversible brain and kidney damage.
Information provided by:
William H. Craig, DVM, Chief Medical and Underwriting Director of PurinaCare(R) Pet Health Insurance.
About PurinaCare Pet Health Insurance
PurinaCare Pet Health Insurance is dedicated to providing pet owners with a lifetime of health and wellness for their pets. PurinaCare Pet Health Insurance is a licensed insurance agency under PurinaCare Insurance Services Inc. - a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestle Purina PetCare Company. Nestle Purina PetCare Company and PurinaCare Insurance Services Inc. promote responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. For more information about PurinaCare Pet Health Insurance, go to www.purinacare.com
|SOURCE PurinaCare Pet Health Insurance|
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