Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke

We here at Shell’s just wanted to share a few helpful tips to keep in mind in case you see anything unusual in your family and pets while you’re enjoying the great outdoors here in Florida.  Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke are very dangerous, and are easy to fall into when we have severely hot weather like we are this time of year.

  • Do Outside Work in the mornings or evenings, stay inside or under shade doing very little in the heat of the day if at all possible.
  • Stay hydrated when working or playing outside in heat – water is best.
  • Avoid excessive amounts of carbohydrates and alcohol.
  • Eat hydrating foods like melon, watermelon, cucumber, grapes, oranges/citrus.

Signs of Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke

We never want to have to deal with this situation, but if something seems like it’s wrong, it’s best to err on the side of caution and get checked out.  Here’s signs & symptoms to look for.

(image courtesy of the CDC and ABC News)

Your pets can also get Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke.

(image courtesy of the Arizona Humane Society)