It is the pH (acidity or alkalinity) of the pet's urine that is being measured in a urinalysis, not the pH of the food the patient has eaten, or the pH of the patient's blood. Most normal dogs and cats have a urine pH of 5.5 to 7.0; however, some normal pets may have higher or lower values.
Dehydration, heat stroke and sun burn are the top 3 complications we have with our pets in the heat of the summer. None of these are to be taken lightly, for pets or people. There are a few simple precautions that can be followed to help prevent you or your pet from overheating and the warning signs that you should know.