Yes heat stroke can effect dogs as well as humans.
We are now coming to better weather and we must remember our fury friends need looking after. Dogs do not automatically understand when they are too hot. They can lay in the sun slowly cooking themselves. Heat stroke signs are sticky drool corners of the mouth, panting, lethargic, collapse.
If you suspect your dog has heat stroke, put a bath towel in bath and turn on the cold tap. Soak the towel then ring alittle, and place on dogs back.
Ring vet immediately who will tell you to take dog there straight away.
Provide paddling pools, sun shelters in the garden. If you can not provide a shelter keep your dog inside in the cool.
Never leave a frenchie outside or Pug. They can not regulate the body temperature. Over weight dogs will suffer more.
Have cooling mats inside the house. Have a cooling coat.
Mrs Rachel Savage