Do you know the main signs of heat stroke in dogs?
Dogs don’t tolerate high temperatures as well as humans. Because they only have sweat glands in their feet and around their nose, they are less efficient at cooling themselves down. Is your dog panting and restless or are you worried your dog won’t stop panting? These among the early signs of heat stroke. Other symptoms of heat stroke in dogs include rapid breathing, barking or whining, excessive thirst, excessive drooling, and increased heartbeat. Read our helpful infographic below to understand more about heat stroke in dogs.
Worryingly, heat stroke in dogs can be fatal in as little as 15 minutes. Don’t take the risk and make sure your pet isn’t overheating in the sun. If you think your dog has heat stroke, contact your vet immediately or, if out-of-hours, find your nearest emergency vet.