Heatstroke in dogs

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Efreya Waitecker

Heatstroke is one of the most common ailments that attacks dogs in the warmer months. Basically it occurs when the dog's temperature, which is normally between 38 and 39 degrees, increases without its body being able to cool it.

First of all you have to take into account that dogs do not have sweat glands scattered throughout the body.(they do not sweat all over their bodies), but sweat through their paw pads and muzzle. Therefore, too much physical exercise in too much heat can be unhealthy for the animal (think, for example, of a dog running during the summer on hot asphalt).

Obviously there are breeds more exposed than others to these evils, such as the woolly, muscular, theIn these cases, you should take extra precautions, just like in summer. Allowing your dog to stay in the shade, stopping his exercise at a certain point or giving him plenty of water are good ways to prevent heat stroke.

Symptoms by which you can tell that your dog is suffering from heat stroke are excessive panting, frothing inIn these cases you should go to your vet, as a heat stroke can be really serious, even if it seems to be a minor illness. Take him to the shade, never submerge him in water, pass a damp cloth over his body and give him ice cubes to lick and quench his thirst are the most important things to do.some things you can do until the vet gives you his diagnosis.

The author of this blog is a lifelong animal lover with a passion for writing. She has years of experience working with animals, both in zoos and in private homes, and she brings that knowledge to her writing. Whether she's writing about training your dog or the best way to care for your cat, her goal is always to provide accurate and helpful information.