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.


A faster metabolism makes babies more susceptible to dehydration. Even sitting inside on a hot day can put them at risk.

  • No tears when crying
  • Dry mouth and lips
  • Dry diaper for hours


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


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