Heat Stroke in Dogs
The warm weather has been with us for quite some time now and looks set to stay for a little while longer. Our furry friends are incredibly susceptible to the heat, so here’s a few tips on prevention and what to do if your dog does suffer from heat exhaustion.
Prevention is better than cure
Don’t leave animals in hot environments.
Ensure drinking water and shade are available
Walk early morning and evening
Lethargic and drowsy or uncoordinated
Collapse or vomiting
Emergency First Aid
Move to a shaded cool area
Use cool, NOT COLD water to slowly reduce body temperature
Allow small amounts of water
Seek veterinary advice