Symptoms of Overheating
It's a perilous conundrum: Those in greatest danger— children, pets, and the elderly—are also the least able to speak up. To safeguard your loved ones, check on them regularly.
Kids should sweat in hot climates. When they stop, it's a sign that their bodies can't cool down.
- No sweating
- Dry, red skin
Hot, humid weather can trigger respiratory problems, such as an asthma attack or flare-up of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
- Trouble breathing
- Wheezing, coughing
Because they don't sweat, dogs and cats have a harder time regulating their body temperature and staying cool.
- Heavy panting, drooling
- Red tongue and mouth
- Vomiting or diarrhea