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Heatstroke is a term commonly used for hyperthermia or elevated body temperature. Generally speaking, if a pet’s body temperature exceeds 103°F (39.4°C), it is considered abnormal or hyperthermic. Body temperatures above 106°F (41°F) without previous signs of illness are most commonly associated with exposure to excessive external or environmental heat. The critical temperature where multiple organ failure and impending death occurs is 109°F (42.7°C).
As many of you know, due to our increasing caseload of emergency cases, it has been necessary for us to prioritize those daily appointments for the pets we see, and consequently, it is sometimes difficult for you to make a same-day or same-week appointment for non-emergency problems with your pets.