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How To Detect And Prevent Heatstroke In Pets (For Dogs, Cats, Birds, Rabbits And Even Bearded Dragons)

Posted by Gresham Animal Hospital on Thursday, August 1, 2019

August can be the hottest month in the Willamette Valley. This year is looking to bring us just that. The biggest cause for concern in August is heatstroke, the technical term is hyperthermia. There is a lot of information on the prevention and detection of heatstroke in dogs, cats, and birds, but we wanted to […]

5 Tips Pet Owners May Forget When Prepping A Pet For July 4th

Posted by Gresham Animal Hospital on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Whether you are hosting a party on the Fourth of July, going to one, or staying in and enjoying the holiday on the couch, you will want to make sure your pet is prepped for the Independence Day celebration and all that it entails. The busiest day of the entire year for local animal shelters […]

3 Plants Your Dog And Cat Should Avoid

Posted by Gresham Animal Hospital on Saturday, June 1, 2019

It’s springtime and the plants and trees in your neighborhood are blooming with new flowers. The beauty of the blossoms and the scent may attract your dogs and cats, but for a few of them beware. We don’t want to be alarmists. For the most part, your furry friend knows what to avoid or quickly […]

Summer Comfort Tips For Elderly Dogs

Posted by Gresham Animal Hospital on Friday, June 1, 2018

  While we pet parents may be equipped to handle rising summer temps, the same cannot be said for many of our aging pets. We must pay special attention to the need of our elderly pets, and in the summertime, they often need even more thoughtful accommodations. These few tips will help you keep your […]

Safely Keeping Your Pup Active During a Hot Summer

Posted by wadmin on Monday, July 31, 2017

During the hotter summer months, pet owners may be more than satisfied spending their days lazing with the AC on high, but canine companions typically need a bit more activity. When sidewalks are hot enough to burn bare paws, and penetrating heat carries a nagging threat of sunstroke, a pet parent may find themselves asking, […]

How Do I Protect My Birds from the Heat?

Posted by wadmin on Friday, July 28, 2017

Birds don’t have sweat glands. They actually pant like dogs and also let air flow under their wings to cool the main arteries. Panting is the beginning sign that your bird might be overheating; more severe signs of overheating are the rabid vibrations of the muscles and bones in the front of the neck. If […]

Do Cats Overheat Easily?

Posted by wadmin on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Cats are capable of getting heat stroke (hyperthermia) just like most mammals. Detecting when your cat is overheating is a little tough because, unlike humans who sweat or dogs who pant, cats regulate their temperature mostly by grooming. 5 SIGNS YOUR CAT IS OVERHEATING Panting: Although cats are not as efficient at panting as dogs, […]

Can Dogs Get Heatstroke?

Posted by wadmin on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A dog’s fur is great for keeping them warm, but it can be problematic for some during the hot weather. Dogs regulate their heat by panting, but this is a limited way to control temperature. It doesn’t actively make them cooler, it removes heat from inside the body. If a dog’s temperature rises beyond his […]

How Do Cats Keep Cool In Hot Weather?

Posted by wadmin on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

HOW TO KEEP YOUR CAT COOL Cats are so independent, compared to dogs anyway, so how do they moderate their temperature during these hotter summer months and what can we do to help them? First it might be interesting to know how humans and dogs cool down. Humans sweat and the evaporation cools off the […]

How Do I Keep My Dogs Cool in Hot Weather?

Posted by wadmin on Monday, July 24, 2017

When dogs get hot they can’t cool themselves down like humans do. Human sweat to cool down; dogs have a very small set of sweat glands (mostly in their paws). In fact, instead of cooling down, the way they regulate temperature is to get rid of heat by panting.  This creates excessive drool and loss […]

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