Keeping your Dog Cool this Summer
What Causes Heat Stroke
How to Recognise Heat Stroke
- Excessive panting
- Noisy breathing
- Rapid heart rate
- Bright red gums, tongue or eyes
- High body temperature
- Muscle tremors
- Wobbly movement
How to Treat Heat Stroke
Is Your Dog At Risk
How To Prevent Heat Stroke
- Provide shelter from the sun with a shaded area outdoors.
- Never leave your dog in the car, even under a shaded area.
- Keep your dog well hydrated by ensuring free access to fresh, clean water.
- Try to exercise your dog in the morning or early evening, avoiding peak-sun hours.
- Take precautions when at the beach (provide shade, avoid over-exertion and don’t let him/her sit directly on the sand).
If you see someone else’s or your own dog showing signs of overheating take immediate action and then call us for further advice.