Summer in St. Louis !!
Warm weather has finally arrived! Fleas and Ticks are pervasive in the St. Louis area during the summer. Make sure to get your pet on a flea preventative BEFORE fleas strike! Call the office or stop in to discuss our options. Mosquitoes are also quite numerous this time of year. Please be sure your dog is on a heartworm preventative.
Heat stroke is a condition arising from extremely high body temperature (rectal temperature of 105 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit). Normal dogs dissipate heat from their skin. In addition, panting allows evaporation of water from the respiratory tract and is an effective method of heat dissipation. When these mechanisms are overwhelmed, hyperthermia and heat stroke usually develop. At temperatures greater than 109 F, failure of vital organs, and consequently death, can occur..