JVMA Heat Advisory

The Jamaica Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA) reminds the public that excessive exposure to heat is harmful to animals, and sometimes fatal with climate change causing higher global temperatures, we may have hotter days than we are used to. This not only puts us at risk but companion animals and farm species as well. Heat stress can reduce productivity, while heat stroke can cause death in agricultural animals, particularly poultry and pigs. Dogs are particularly vulnerable to heat stroke, and many cases are fatal, even with treatment. Here are some tips to reduce the risk of heat stress and heat stroke:

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