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Assisi Animal Health shares 3 Signs that your Dog is Overheating

Monday, July 4, 2016 Lifestyle News J E 4
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PINEHURST, N.C., July 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health developed the Assisi Loop®, an effective non-pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory device (NPAID®) that works as a PEMF therapy for animals. The Loop helps heal wounds and relieve pain in cats, dogs, and horses.

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As summer sets in and the weather gets warmer, it is vital to be aware of the signs that your dog is overheating. As a pet owner, it is important to keep your dog safe in the extreme heat of summer. Assisi Animal Health shares 3 signs that could mean your dog is overheating.

•     Panting and fast noisy breathing. While this is a fairly normal trait for dogs, it is often the first noticeable sign of overheating. If any symptoms of excessive panting, fast breathing or disorientation are evident, immediately move the dog to a cool area and offer small amounts of water for drinking. Dampening the dog with cool (not cold) water via a hose or towel will have an immediate impact on the cooling process.

•     Vomiting and diarrhea. A dog who is at the point of vomiting or diarrhea, should see a veterinary professional immediately. Attempt to keep the dog cool with a wet towel during transport and ensure the car's AC is on. If no air conditioning is available, keep the windows open to help cool the dog down.

•     Collapsing or convulsing. If your dog collapses, goes into convulsions, or loses consciousness, it is imperative to rush them to an animal hospital. Apply cool, wet rags to the dog, especially around the neck area to start to bring the temperature down. You should notify the animal hospital that you are on your way so they are prepared to act quickly upon your arrival.

There are also some steps you can take to proactively address overheating. You should always provide fresh drinking water for your animal.  Avoid excessive exercise in heat and take shorter walks during cooler parts of the day. Never leave a dog alone in a parked car. Even on days when it may not feel that hot to humans, it could be dangerous for our canine friends.

Assisi Animal Health's clinical solutions complete the Circle of Care® — the collaboration of veterinarians and owners in animal health and healing. Our company helps veterinary professionals and owners improve the quality of life for companion animals using the Assisi Loop, the non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical healing device that is based on the same FDA-cleared technology used on humans. The device uses low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to reduce pain and swelling, and to enhance recovery.

Media Contact: Kaysie Dannemiller, Assisi Animal Health, 8668307342, kaysie.dannemiller@assisianimalhealth.com

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SOURCE Assisi Animal Health

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