Cool owners don’t let their dogs over heat.
As the weather warms up, it is important to brush up on your knowledge of heat stroke in pets.
Signs that your dog is overheated: Panting is one of the most early and common signs, followed by the dog appearing dull or disoriented.
What should you do if you suspect your dog is overheated? Grab your dog, wet him or her with cool tap water, and head to the veterinarian ASAP!
What causes heat stroke? Heat stroke is usually caused by high environmental temperatures or over exhaustion due to running or swimming. Dogs with shorter snouts are more likely to suffer from heat strokes that other breeds.
Pets in hot cars
It takes only minutes for a pet left in a vehicle on a warm day to succumb to heatstroke and suffocation. Most people don’t realize how hot it can get in a parked car on a balmy day. However, on a 78 degree day, temperatures in a car parked in the shade can exceed 90 degrees — and hit a scorching 160 degrees if parked in the sun! Rolling down a window or parking in the shade doesn’t guarantee protection either, since temperatures can still climb into the danger zone. And if the window is rolled down sufficiently, the pet can escape. Leave your dog at home on warm days.