Watch Out For Heatstroke In Dogs
Heatstroke is dangerous for dogs as well as humans. It is important to be able to recognize the symptoms of heatstroke in dogs as well as to know what to do to help.
The tractive blog has an some advice which will help you to recognize the signs of heatstroke and take the appropriate action if need.
Here is some of what they have to say:
A dog’s fur is great protection against the cold but can be a problem in hot weather. This is because, unlike humans, dogs can’t sweat. They eliminate heat by panting (dogs do have some sweat glands in the foot-pads, but not enough to cool their body.) When panting isn’t enough, their body temperature rises. If they don’t have access to cool air – either because of high outside temperatures or a confined environment – they are at risk of overheating. This can be fatal for a dog if not corrected quickly. In general, any hot environment can cause heat stroke in dogs, but the most common cause is careless actions such as leaving a dog in a car on a hot day or forgetting to provide shade when a dog is kept outdoors.