With this latest heat wave upon us, it’s important to know the signs of 🔥heat stroke🔥 in your pet and take the necessary steps to prevent/treat it.
Dogs suffering from heatstroke can have elevated breathing rates, dry or sticky gums, bright red tongue and gums, diarrhea or vomiting, may appear lethargic or disoriented, and can have seizures.
What causes heat stroke? ☑️Leaving a dog in a car with inadequate ventilation. The dog's body temperature in this situation can elevate very rapidly, often within minutes. ☑️Being left in a yard without access to shade or water ☑️Excessive or vigorous exercise on hot, humid days. ☑️Flat-faced dogs such as pugs, boxers, and bulldogs are at greater risk.
🔥Heat stroke is an immediate medical emergency. Proceed to your vet or ER.🔥 ☑️Cool water (not cold) may be poured over the head, stomach, armpits and feet, or rotate cool cloths over these areas. ☑️Ensure a continuous flow of air across the dog to help increase evaporative heat loss until you can get to your vet. ... See MoreSee Less