Heat Can Kill
Erik C. | Jun 5, 2019 | 1 min read
And never keep your dog in a locked car. EVER.
A few signs of Heat Stroke
– Overly high body temperatures. (104-110F)
– Excessive panting, weakness and/or fatigue
– Rapid heartbeat and difficulty breathing
– Vomiting, thick saliva and/or bloody diarrhea
– Bright red, dark and/or dry tongue and gums
– Skin around neck doesn’t snap back when pinched
Cool down tips:
– Move your dog into a shady, cool place
– Fan while using your fingers to spread their fur open
– Place cool damp cloths around their paws and head
– If possible, submerge your dog in a bathtub or tank of cool (not cold) water
– Gently hose with a light spray. Never use ice water as this will constrict blood vessels and slow cooling.
If ever in doubt always call your vet.