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How to Prevent Heat Stroke in Your Small Dog

There are several ways you can keep your dog cool this summer and void a heat stroke. Follow Me on Pinterest

There are several ways you can keep your dog cool this summer and void a heat stroke.

“I don’t feel good — it’s too hot. Woof!”

As the summer season begins so does the sunny weather and warmer temperatures. Here are some great tips on how to prevent heat stroke in your small dog. Watch out for certain signs and take action immediately if you think your dog is experiencing any of these.

 

 

 

How to Prevent Heat Stroke in Your Small Dog

During the warm months of the year, dogs can overheat and the condition is referred to as heat stroke. Dogs don’t sweat all over their bodies like people do. Their primary way of regulating body temperature is through respiration (panting). Heat stroke can occur in dogs under several conditions such as being left in a car in hot weather, strenuous exercise in hot humid weather, and being left out in the sun without shade or water.

 

Symptoms of heat stroke in dogs

The first signs of heat stroke are heavy panting and trouble or labored breathing. Other signs that may be seen are excess salivation, dry tacky pale gums, weakness, confusion, vomiting, diarrhea, and bleeding. The condition may progress to collapse, seizures, coma, or death. Read more about Dog Health in Heat stroke in dogs: What you need to know here.

It can be a scary moment for you and your fur baby if they become sick from the warm weather. As you learn how to prevent heat stroke in your small dog use techniques such as watching for heavy panting, lethargy, and keeping a cool towel with you when going to places like the dog park or a beach.

How do you keep your dog(s) cool in the summer?

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