Hot weather and Dogs
It is that time of year when temperatures rise. We must think about our furry friends and what can you do to make their life more tolerable in hot weather.
How do you know if your dog has sunstroke. ?
Lethargic, sticky drool, over heating, panting harshly, collapse.
Firstly ring vet and tell them you are on your way. Friend or partner grab towel and dunk in bath of cold water, and lay over dog. Do not plunge a dog into an ice bath, the shock could kill it. So tap water cool so it can get accustomed to the change in temperature. Then you could go little cooler. Wipe the gums with water, or syringe cool water into the mouth to cool. Get to the vets now! Vet will put dog on a drip and monitor dog. Dogs die from heat stroke. Take your vets advice on the phone incase they have other suggestions. Any breed of dog can suffer with heat stroke, but the snort nosed breeds suffer more. So never ever leave them in the sunshine.
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Mrs Rachel Savage