With temperatures rising across Ayrshire over the next few days and some places due to reach as high as 28 degrees, vets across the area are warning owners to be mindful of the dangers for your pets.

Petcayr By T & G Hutchison Pet Supplies are asking pet owners to look out for signs that their animal has become too hot. Some of these signs are:

  • Rapid, heavy breathing
  • Excessive panting
  • Excessive salivation
  • Glazed look in the eyes
  • Bright red tongue
  • Raised temperature
  • Vomiting
  • Diahorrea
  • Seizures

They are also telling people not to try to cool down your pet too quickly, as it can cause issues as well.


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Posted by Petcayr By T & G Hutchison Pet Supplies on Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Crossriggs Veterinary Clinic in Cumnock also posted a warning, with an image showing the dangers of leaving your dog in a car when it is too warm. 

It says that leaving a dog in a car for 20 minutes in blistering heat can have tragic consequences.

It also urges anyone who sees a dog in distress in a hot car to call 999.


Posted by Crossriggs Veterinary Clinic on Monday, 19 July 2021

Ivybank Vets who have clinics in Irvine, Kilwinning and West Kilbride are asking people not to take their dogs for a walk if the weather is too warm.

They issued a warning of heat stroke and that the consequences of it can be fatal.

Anyone who believes their pet is suffering from heat stroke is being asked to seek veterinary care immediately.


*HEAT STROKE WARNING* As temperatures climb over the next couple of days please take extra care with your pets. It's...

Posted by Ivybank Vets on Thursday, 15 July 2021