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The National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology of Peru (Senamhi) detailed on its official website that the temperature in 2023 in the Lima area will be between 19°C and 29°C. In addition, peaks that exceed 31°C are expected, without ruling out episodes of heat waves that can be felt in the coming days.
Taking into account what has been announced by the climate authority in the country, it will be important to take care of each of our pets, which, without a doubt, will be the most affected by heat stroke, generating irreversible damage to their organs, and in the worst case scenario leading to their death.
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How do I know if my pet is suffering from heat stroke?
For Rodrigo Rondón, director of the Veterinary Medicine course at the UPC, the symptoms are very easy to recognize. “If your pet has heat stroke problems, it is important to observe their breathing and their state of mind, they normally begin to breathe very quickly, they do not feel calm at any time and are extremely down, in addition, of course, to notice redness in all areas of the body,” said the specialist.
Now that you know what the symptoms are, the first thing you should do to avoid it is to keep them in ventilated places, remember that our pets do not sweat, which is why they are extremely deficient when losing heat. Likewise, find a place that has shade, do not take them for a walk at noon or at times when the sun is at its best and, above all, it is very important that, if you are going out with him, never leave him in the vehicle for a long time, this is one of the most common causes for which the conceited of the house die.
If your pet already suffers from this disorder, you should take the following steps immediately:
- Place it in a ventilated place.
- Try to lower the temperature (with a fan)
- Take the pet to a veterinarian immediately, and time is very important, every minute is vital to save its life.
“The consequences are varied, they range from the innocuous and that pass very quickly to the irreversible and the death of the patient, because the rise in temperature with a long time will cause damage to the patient’s major organs, such as kidneys, liver and above all the brainRondon said.
Avoiding heat stroke in the conceited of the house, is in becoming aware in each of us and not carrying out those practices such as taking it shopping and leaving it in a car for hours or keeping it on the chest without any type of sun protection .