Friday, May 22, 2015

Canine Heat Stroke

 

Summer is just around the corner, which means it will be getting HOT. Just like humans, dogs can get heat stroke. Here are some symptoms to watch out for and what to do if you suspect your dog may be over-heated:


A dog's temperature is a bit different from a human's. If you notice that your dog is acting over-heated, the first thing you must do is take his/her temperature. Here is a link that provides instructions on the "how". Below is a nifty graphic I made on normal - dangerous temperatures for a dog: 


If your dog is indeed over-heated and/or suffering heat stroke, there are measures to take in order to make sure it does not do permanent damage to your canine or become fatal:



Always remember to take precautionary measures to make sure your beloved four-legged friend is safe in the heat. Here is a post I wrote a couple years ago regarding keeping your dog cool during hot months. Canines only lose heat through the pads of their feet and panting. Add fur on top of that, and summer can get quite grueling.

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