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Pets deprive themselves of the heat wave. Tuesday, August 2, the news of 12/13 shares some tips for keeping your pet healthy, despite the heat.
With the heat wave, the animals also suffer from the heat. In Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone (Hérault), a SPA center has made swimming pools available for the animals to cool off. Everyone has their own technique. A woman bought a cooling pad for her dog, another tip to avoid bitumen so her pet doesn’t burn its pads. The most important thing is to avoid dehydration, which can put the animal in danger.
“What is called disseminated intravascular coagulation, it just means that it coagulates too much and there are organ failures”, explains Dr. Suzy Valentin, head of the internal medicine department at the Pommery veterinary hospital in Reims. A dog drooling or panting excessively is a sign of dehydration. At home, it is possible to act. “Use wet towels to cool the cat, but gently. Do not immerse it in water, put it in the shower”counselor Marie Klein, veterinary assistant.
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