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Dogs do not sweat through their skin like humans.
They release heat primarily by panting, and they
sweat through the foot pads and nose. If a dog cannot
temperature begins to rise. Unfortunately, too many
dogs succumb to heat stroke when it could have been
avoided. Learn how to recognize the signs of heat
stroke, and prevent it from happening to your dog.
Preventing Heat Stroke
NEVER leave your dog alone in the car on a warm
day, regardless of whether the windows are open.
Even if the weather outside is not extremely hot, the
inside of the car acts like an oven - temperatures can
rise up to 34 degrees per minute!
AVOID vigorous exercise on warm days. When
outside, opt for shady areas.
ment, whether in a hot car, crate, or doghouse is
enough to send a dog’s body temperature skyrocketing.
KEEP fresh cool water available at all times.
BUY a thermometer used for dogs and have it
USE extreme caution when certain types of
dogs are exposed to heat, especially obese dogs
and brachycephalic (short-nosed) breeds, like Pugs
ASK your holistic veterinarian about the homeopathic
remedy, belladonna (30C potency), if you have
a dog prone to this condition, and give it as soon as
heatstroke symptoms appear. Repeat dosage in 30-45
minutes if necessary.
Signs of Heat Stroke
Increased temperature (A dog’s normal body temperature
is between 101 F and 102 F. Over 104°
requires action and over 106° is a dire emergency.)
Dark red gums
Tacky or dry mucus membranes
Lying down and unwilling (or unable) to get up
Collapse and/or loss of consciousness
Dizziness or disorientation
If You Suspect Heat Stroke
If you have even the slightest suspicion that your
Recruit others to help you - ask someone to call the
vet while others help you cool your dog.
First, move your dog out of the heat and away from
the sun right away.
Begin cooling your dog by placing cool, NOT
COLD, wet rags or washcloths on the body - especially
under the front legs, in the groin area, on
the foot pads and around the head. When the body
temperature reaches 103°, stop cooling.
into your dog’s mouth.
Call or visit your vet right away - even if your dog
seems better. Internal damage might not be obvious
to the naked eye, so an exam is necessary (and further
testing may be recommended).
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