Pet Illnesses

Heat Stress

Body regulation of heat

Heat is produced from normal daily activities such as:

Heat loss is achieved by a number of means:

Clinical signs


Nearly all cases of heat stress have a pre-existing disease present such as:

Heat stroke in a previously healthy animal occurs in the following conditions:

Effects of heat stroke on the body organs

Untreated heat stroke can cause major damage to the internal organs of the body:


Immediate reduction in body temperature is critical to the survival of heat stroke patients.

Preferred methods include:

NB Remove the wet towel and dry the patient once the temperature reaches 39 degrees to avoid the temperature overshooting & going below normal.

Transfer to a veterinary hospital A.S.A.P. for further treatment involving: