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Heat stroke in dogs: Symptoms and emergency treatment
Hot weather can be dangerous for dogs. If your dog is unable to reduce the body temperature by panting, follow this emergency-aid tips for your pet
Leaving a dog in a car with inadequate ventilation is one of the main causes of heat stroke. The dog's body temperature in this situation can rise very rapidly, say within minutes.
Heavy panting, excessively drooling, lethargic, drowsy or uncoordinated, vomiting and collapsing are the main symptoms of heat stroke in your dog.
During such situation, safe, controlled reduction of body temperature is a priority.
Firstly, make sure you move the dog to a shaded and cool area.
Cool water may be poured over the head, stomach, armpits and feet, or cool cloths may be applied to these areas.
Allow the dog to drink small amounts of cool water.
Once the dog is cool, take your pet to the vet for a check-up.