22435 State Rte. 51, Genoa, OH 43430
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22435 State Rte. 51
Genoa, OH 43430
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Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

6/30/2014

The Dangers of Summer

 

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In memory of Limo 10.28.2008-7.6.2012

 

Imagine a beautiful warm summer day, sunny, and a bit humid. It had been a long winter so everyone, including the pets, is anxious to get outside and play. There is a slight breeze but it’s early in the day so it hasn’t gotten too hot. You have some errands to run but they won’t take long so you put your furry friend outside to play in a shaded kennel with a bucket of water while you are gone. Unfortunately, your errands take longer than expected and you get stuck at the auto repair shop for a much extended time. By the time you get home many hours later it is really hot and humid outside and the shady spots that were in your yard are no longer there. You finally get home to find your poor pet lying on his side, struggling to breathe, and barely responding to you. This is not just a sad story, it is a true story. This unfortunate tale happened to one of our employees a few years ago. This is heat stroke (or heat exhaustion if caught in the very early stages) and the outcome can be deadly.

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Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM- Noon
Sun: Closed

22435 State Rte. 51
Genoa, OH 43430
Phone: 419-855-3036