Heat Safety For Pets

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Heat Safety For Pets - Quiz


How much do you know about heat safety and keeping you pet cool in the summer? Take this quick quiz and find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    My pet is better at relieving heat than I am.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    People and dogs both relieve heat by evaporating water from our bodies. People have sweat glands all over our bodies, but dogs have very few sweat glands - mostly located on the pads of their feet. Instead, dogs rely mostly on panting and breathing to evaporate moisture from tongue and lungs. All in all, humans have an easier time in the heat than dogs.

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  • 2. 

    Symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion might include:

    • A.

      Excessive panting

    • B.

      Dizziness or disorientation

    • C.

      Vomiting

    • D.

      Seizure

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the symptoms listed above might be associated with heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Death is also a possible result.

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  • 3. 

    Short-nosed pets such as pugs and bulldogs have a harder time cooling themselves.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Short-nosed breeds have a shorter nasal passage, which means less surface area available for evaporative cooling.

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  • 4. 

    The best time to walk my dog is:

    • A.

      Early in the morning

    • B.

      At noon

    • C.

      In the late afternoon

    Correct Answer
    A. Early in the morning
    Explanation
    Avoid exercising your pet during the hottest part of the day.

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  • 5. 

    If my pet is overheated, I should:

    • A.

      Pour cool water over him or cover him with wet towels

    • B.

      Douse him in ice water

    • C.

      Call my pet's veterinarian

    • D.

      A and C

    • E.

      B and C

    Correct Answer
    D. A and C
    Explanation
    Do NOT douse your pet in ice water, as that may cause his temperature to drop below normal - which is just as dangerous as overheating! Cool water will help him cool off more slowly and safely. Be sure to contact your pet's veterinarian right away, as heat stroke is a very serious condition.

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