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Signs of Canine Heat Stroke

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

hotdogchartIt’s a fact, dogs can suffer heat stroke just as human’s can. We’ve gone over ways to keep your best friend cool during Summer but what are the signs that your dog may be suffering from heat stroke. Here’s what to look for.

  • Tacky gums
  • panting
  • drooling
  • weakness
  • muscle weakness
  • seizures

Very young and very old dogs have a higher risk of developing heat stroke than do dogs in the prime of their lives. Brachycephalic breeds, obese animals, long-haired dogs and dogs that are black or dark in color are also predisposed to developing heat stroke. Dogs with hyperthyroidism, heart disease, lung disease or thick hair coats have an increased risk as well. Owners who notice that their dog is restless, uneasy, having breathing problems or otherwise is just not doing right should take it to a veterinary clinic immediately.

Thanks to Petwave.com for providing some of this valuable information.

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