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Heat Related Illnesses #27324
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Animals at greatest risk for heat-related illness include:

# Puppies up to 6 months of age
# Overweight dogs
# Dogs overexerted during exercise
# Dogs that are ill or receiving certain medications
# Brachycephalic breeds (dogs with short, wide heads like pugs, English bulldogs, Boston terriers)
# Dogs with obstructive airway diseases
# Dogs with pre-existing fever
# Dogs that are dehydrated
# Dogs with heart disease

# Dogs with poor circulation due to cardiovascular or other underlying disease
# Older pets (large breed dogs over 7 years of age, small breed dogs over 14 years of age)
# Pets with a history of seizures

What to Watch For

# Noisy breathing that may indicate upper airway obstruction
# Excessive panting
# Bright red mucous membranes (gums, conjunctiva of the eyes)
# Weakness
# Collapse
# Coma
# Altered mentation
# Petechiae (pinpoint hemorrhages on the gums and/or skin)

Re: Heat Related Illnesses [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN] #27336
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