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Spotting signs of heat stroke in dogs

Posted: 25th July 2019

With temperatures set to soar to over 30°c today, please take care of your dog...

Heat related illnesses are almost always preventable, but it’s critical to know when your dogs are at risk.

Heat stroke occurs when a dog’s body temperature gets too high. Unlike humans, who can sweat freely & all over their bodies, dogs can only sweat through their noses & the bottoms of their paws. Instead, they cool themselves down by breathing out warm air & taking in cooler air through their mouth & tongue, also known as panting.

Heat stroke occurs when dogs can’t cool themselves down effectively. As their body temperature continues to rise, their organs begin to shut down. Severe heat stroke can even be fatal.

Spotting signs of heat stroke in dogs