722 West Kitty Hawk Road
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
administrationpd@kittyhawktown.net
Tel: 252-261-3895
Fax: 252-261-2823
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SIGNS OF HEATSTROKE

  • Excessive panting

  • Weakness

  • Drooling

  • Lethargy

  • Vomiting

  • Dark Red Gums

  • Incoordination

  • Rapid Heart Beat

  • Seizures

If you can't walk barefooted on the  HOT asphalt or the SCORTCHING sand, NEITHER CAN YOUR PET.

Keep your pet well hydrated. Refill water bowls more often and add ice cubes to cool down your pet.

Dogs need sunscreen too.  Dogs that are white, hairless, and with light colored fur are more likely to suffer from sunburn.

Pets  die in hot cars.  Even with the windows cracked, vehicles can reach temperatures over 130 degrees.

Prevent overheating by keeping your pets in the shade, especially during the hottest parts of the day.

AVOID HOT SURFACES

  • Asphalt

  • Concrete 

  • Sand

KEEP YOUR PET HYDRATED

  • Keep a watchful eye for heatstroke

  • Keep your pets inside  or in the  shade, when outside.

AVOID HOT VEHICLES

  • Leave your pets at home, if possible.

SWIMMING IN THE OCEAN

  • Ingesting too much salt water can cause

    • dehydration

    • vomiting

    • diarrhea

  • Limit time in the water

  • Provide lots of fresh cool drinking water

  • Provide and umbrella for your dog to rest in the shade