As the temperatures are soaring, we humans take every possible measure to keep our body hydrated by drinking plenty of water, wearing appropriate summer clothing, or even by cranking up the AC. But this is not just limited to us as it is quite important even for our four legged friends. They can’t do much to stay cool so we as humans should share the responsibility to do so and protect them from heat strokes.
“Heat strokes occur when a dog’s body temperature is higher than the mechanisms that regulate temperature in its body can actually handle. This can lead to various bodily inflammations and organ failure.”
According to PetMD, “Canine heat stroke, or hyperthermia, occurs when a dog’s body temperature rises above normal range — which, is generally 106 °F.”
How To Prevent Canines From Heat Stroke?
1. Keep Them Inside On Hot Days
2. Always Give Fresh Water
Always keep it hydrated, irrespective of the temperature outside. Always provide water at room temperature and keep changing it after few hours.
3. Check Your Dog’s Temperature
Symptoms Of Canine Heat Stroke
1. Excessive Drooling
How To Treat A Canine Heat Stroke
1. Remove It From The Heat
2: Provide Cool Water
3. Grab The Water Hose
4. Place Rubbing Alcohol On Their Paws
5. Contact A Veterinarian
“If your dog continues to display symptoms of hyperthermia or if you feel ill-equipped to help him cool down, don’t hesitate to take him to the vet to get help. Summer can be a fun time for you and your pup if you stay in tune with his body and always take the weather forecast into account. Keeping your pup cool, happy, and hydrated will make summer a fun and safe time for the both of you.”
source : www.littlethings.com