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|It’s HOT outside – Protect Your Pets!|
Everyone knows it’s hot outside, and we often find outselves spending more time inside or in a cool body of water. But what about your pets? Heatstroke occurs when the heat-dissipating mechanisms of the body can’t handle the excessive external heat. While the normal body temperature for dogs and cats is around 99.5 to 103° F, heat stroke is defined when the body reaches temperatures above 105° F.
So it’s only 95 degrees outside… why do you need to worry about heat stroke in your pets? First, you should know that your pets are unable to sweat due to their lack of sweat glands. This leaves them inefficient at controlling their body temperature and forces them to pant to help regulate. Panting is highly ineffective, which leaves them to overheat in high temperatures.
Heat stroke leads to multiple organ dysfunction,
So what puts your pet at increased risk of heatstroke?
Symptoms of Heat stroke:
|Upcoming EAH Community Projects and Events!|
During the month of July, we would love to encourage each of you to give back to your community on a daily basis- and you can do that by shopping on Amazon!
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To learn more about AmazonSmile, please visit www.amazonsmile.com . It costs you nothing and helps support a cause important to you.
Back to School donation drive!
The new school year is just around the corner… and some children in our area won’t have the supplies needed to get off on the right foot. Please bring new school supplies by our hospital during the month of August. Donations will go to the Rock Hill Children’s Attention Home
Community Outreach TBD!
Keep an eye out for our next community outreach effort!
|EAH Highlighted Staff Member – Brooke!|
Brooke originally came to EAH as a client with her menagerie of animals, and then joined us as a Camp Counselor in 2002 while pursuing her biology degree at Winthrop University. She became a Veterinary Assistant a short time later, and stayed at EAH until she left to join Carolina Veterinary Specialists from 2006 to 2014.
We are glad Brooke rejoined the EAH team full time in 2014 as a Veterinary Assistant and our Community Outreach Coordinator! She is currently back in school, pursing her Applied Associates degree in Veterinary Technology with plans to become a Registered Veterinary Technician in early 2016. When she’s not busy working or taking classes, Brooke enjoys spending time with her four rescued pit bulls, four rescue kitties, and a rescue rabbit named Pearl. She also enjoys time outside – including kayaking on the Catawba River, hiking, bicycling, and generally enjoying sunshine whenever possible.
Next time you are in the hospital, take a minute to say Hi to Brooke!