Posts Tagged: heatstroke
The weather is heating up! Do you know the signs of heat stroke? Look for the following:
Bright red tongue or gums
What do you need to avoid during the heat?
Running with your dog
Leaving your dog in a car or back of a pickup
Leaving outside without shade or water
Playing during the middle of the day
All short nosed, or brachycephalic breeds, such as pugs, bulldogs, boston terriers, even large dogs like Boxers, have a hard time moving air through their nasal passages. Such movement helps cool a dog, as they can’t sweat. These breeds are at high risk of overheating during ‘normal’ conditions.
Older dogs with health issues and young dogs that don’t realize the dangers of the summer heat are also at risk.
What do I do if I think my dog has overheated?
Move to a cooler area, with air conditioning
Start wetting their feet and ears – DO NOT USE ICE- Cooling too fast can harm them
Get them to a veterinarian asap
For more information- go to: https://www.texvetpets.org/article/heatstroke-heat-can-be-fatal-to-your-pet/
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