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1424 S. Ellison Drive, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78245
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 10839 Potranco Road, San Antonio, TX 78251


High-Heat Tips for Pet Owners in San Antonio

San Antonio is a vibrant, bustling city with a lot going on at all hours of the day and night. It is a great place to raise a family and, unsurprisingly, is full of pet owners! While many residents are familiar with the San Antonio climate and know how to prepare their animals for it/take care of them, some do not. Below we will list a few tips to help you keep your pet healthy in sweltering summer months.

San Antonio Gets Hot! Stay Hydrated!

During summer, San Antonio can hit highs of up to 95 degrees Fahrenheit, with the highest ever temperature recorded reaching a blistering 111 degrees on September 5, 2000. The often extreme heat can cause health issues for both humans and animals alike, so it is important to know warning signs and the tolerance level of your pet in these conditions.
Tips for high-heat conditions
Go easy when it comes to exercise, especially if your pet is not used to it. Aim for the morning or evening when it temperatures drop.

Make sure they have enough water, whether it be on a walk or in their water dish at home. Panting is often a sign of thirst, so be sure to keep an eye out for that telltale symptom as well!

If they stay outdoors, make sure they have shade and their water is kept in the shade as well (and is consistently filled).

A few signs of heat stroke
Temperatures of 105-110 degrees, excessive fast panting, loss of strength (staggering, unable to stand etc), dark/bright red tongue/gums, vomiting, and coma are a few warning signs of heatstroke. If you think your pet may be suffering from heat stroke, it is imperative to seek the help of trained veterinary professionals right away.

Need a Qualified Vet? Give us a Call!

The team at Ellison Drive Animal Hospital are highly-trained veterinarians that specialize in a working with a variety of pets. We love working with animals and take care of each pet that comes through our doors with the same amount of love and devotion as we would our own.

We have two convenient locations in San Antonio (listed below), and can also be reached via phone with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have! If you are looking for a qualified veterinarian, whether it is for a standard checkup or serious medical emergency, come by Ellison Drive Animal Hospital!
Located on Ellison Drive in San Antonio for your convenience. Call or stop by for vet appointments, grooming, boarding or any other pet need!

1424 S. Ellison Drive, Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78245
Our second location on Potranco Road in San Antonio. If you are in the area give us a call and we will see to any pet-related needs you may have!

10839 Potranco Road
San Antonio, TX 78251
MONDAY - FRIDAY:  7:00am - 6:00pm 
SATURDAY: 8:00am - 2:00pm
SUNDAY: Closed
Choose Compassionate Care - Call (210) 670-8400!
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