Is Your Dog More Susceptible to Heat Stroke?

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You do everything to give your dog the best care possible so make sure you know how to protect them in the summer months and what to watch out for.

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Is Your Dog More Susceptible to Heat Stroke?

  1. 1. As the weather is warming up it’s essential to know how to protect your dog in the summer months.
  2. 2. From ample play time and buying the finest food to getting the best pet health insurance available, you do everything to give your dog the best possible care.
  3. 3. What Are The Symptoms of Heat Stroke in Dogs? Panting is a normal physiologic response to heat, but if after taking a break your pet continues to pant heavily, it is possible they could be showing signs of a heat stroke.
  4. 4. What Are The Symptoms of Heat Stroke in Dogs? – Heavy panting – Difficulty breathing – Bright red gums – Inability to walk straight – Vomiting – Diarrhea – Collapsing Signs of heat stroke can include:
  5. 5. What Should I Do If I Suspect Heat Stroke? Heat stroke is a medical emergency and requires immediate veterinary attention.
  6. 6. What Should I Do If I Suspect Heat Stroke? NEVER douse your pet in cold water put move your pet to a cool area, provide water, and seek immediate help.
  7. 7. Are Some Dog Breeds More Susceptible to Heat Stroke? NOYES
  8. 8. Are Some Dog Breeds More Susceptible to Heat Stroke? Any breed with a short or flat nose is at an increased risk of having a heat stroke.
  9. 9. Are Some Dog Breeds More Susceptible to Heat Stroke? Having a shorter nose compromises dogs ability to breath more effectively so it can limit their capability to cool themselves in situations with excessive heat and exercise.
  10. 10. Are Some Dog Breeds More Susceptible to Heat Stroke? • Example of such dogs include: • English Bulldogs • French Bulldogs • Pugs • Shih Tzus
  11. 11. Try to avoid the heat of midday sun and always provide shade and water when playing with your dog in the Summertime.

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