Summer is coming and with that are some new hazards to be aware of when out and about with your dog. Heatstroke can be the serious and often fatal result of a dog’s prolonged exposure to excessive heat. Don’t forget to keep an eye open for the signs of heatstroke.
- Heavy panting.
- Rapid breathing.
- Excessive drooling.
- Standing 4-square, posting or spreading out in an attempt to maintain balance.
If your dog begins to exhibit signs of heatstroke, try to cool the dog down:
- Allow the dog to lick ice chips or drink a small amount of water.
- Bring the pet inside immediately.
- Offer Pedialyte to restore electrolytes.
If you cannot get the dog cooled down and you begin to see signs of advanced heatstroke, take the dog to the veterinarian immediately.
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