Heat stroke occurs when your dog’s body temperature rises to dangerously high levels. It can occur when a dog is left in a car or when they exercise.
Make sure to never leave your dog in a hot car, even if the window is cracked.
Ceasar’s Way advises that you should walk your dog during cooler times of day and to stop and sit in the shade. Don’t muzzle your dog because you can prevent it from panting.
Signs of heat stroke in dogs include:
- excessive panting
- being in a stupor
- high body temperature
- a dark or bright red tongue
- sticky or dry gums
- bloody diarrhea
If you think your dog may be suffering from heat stroke, you should try and gradually bring its temperature down.
You can do this by dousing them in cool, not cold water, and giving them a little bit to drink until their breathing begins to stabilize.
Dogs can also get a sunburn, believe it or not. Dogs with white, light-colored thin coats have an increased risk for sunburn.
You can prevent this by apply waterproof sunscreen for babies or pets on them.
Make sure you get their ears, nose, back, and skin around its mouth. You also have to watch out for your dog’s feet in the summer.
Hot surfaces can burn their feet.
Make sure you test out the surface by placing your hand on it for 30 seconds to make sure it’s safe.
If it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for your dog!
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