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Palmdale, CA 93551
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Keep Your Dog Safe From Heat Stroke

Antelope Valley Animal Hospital serves the Palmdale and Lancaster communities providing high-quality and compassionate care for dogs, cats, exotic pets, and large animals on request.

We provide well care and treat acute illnesses and injuries. With the summer months ahead of us, it is a good time to remind pet owners of the dangers of the extreme temperatures coming.

Summer Heat

  • Antelope Valley lays at the western end of the Mojave Desert and is cut off from the coastal weather by the San Gabriel Mountains and the Tehachapi Mountains.

  • Summer months can bring extreme heat with a low relative humidity.

  • The average highs from June to August are all in the high 90’s.

Dogs and the Heat

  • Dogs need to be kept cool in the summer heat or they can get heat stroke.

  • Given that a dog’s normal body temperature is 102.5 and they have a fur coat, they need extra protection from the heat.

  • Signs of heatstroke include excessive panting, vomiting,and listlessness.

  • If your dog is showing signs of heat stroke, get veterinary attention immediately.

Good Heat Habits

  • Keeping your dog out of the mid-day heat and making sure they have a cool place to which to retreat in the heat of the day are good habits to keep your dog safe from heatstroke.

  • Making sure they have adequate water, both indoors and outdoors is also a must-do for dogs in the summer.

Read our next blog for more helpful tips to keep your dog safe in the summer heat. If you have any question, don’t hesitate to call Antelope Valley Animal Hospital.

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8am - 12pm & 3pm - 6pm
Saturday - 8am - 12pm 


Every Wednesday
No Appointment Necessary


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OR Antelope Valley Animal ER & Critical Care
at 661-729-1500 


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