353 Foothill Road
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
7:00am to 6:30pm
Walk-ins seen from 7:30 to 11:30am and 1:30 to 4:30pm
7:00am to 4:30pm
Walk-ins seen from 7:30 to 11:30am
Note: The Office is closed for ALL SERVICES from 12:00pm to 2:00pm every Wednesday for a staff meeting.
It’s July, so summer is officially upon us! And while we have had some very sad headlines recently about dogs dying from heat prostration (hyperthermia), summer fun with your dogs is not something dog owners should ever miss out on. Hiking, swimming, running in the park, even Doga (dog-yoga) are amazingly fun activities to share with your best friend. Just be sure to be extra-sensitive to your dog’s heat and humidity tolerance, and be observant of her showing any signs of heat stroke.
The most important thing to know about heat prostration, or hyperthermia, is that it is an emergency.
Dogs can die within minutes when their bodies start going into hyperthermia. This happens when panting, a dog’s main way of cooling herself down, no longer works. When a dog can no longer cool herself down, her internal temperature rises, and once she reaches 104 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, she will start to go into shock.
As part of our continuing thirst for knowledge here at the Beverly Hills Small Animal Hospital, we invited pharmaceutical company representatives from Zoetis and their lecturer, Dr. Stephan A. Carey, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, to come in and teach our staff a continuing education seminar about various respiratory diseases that most commonly effect dogs and cats.