Heat strokes can arise when the dog’s body temperature climbs above the normal healthy range, and they are incapable of regulating their body heart as humans can. Heat strokes can vary from mild heat exhaustion that you could nurse at home to a severe heatstroke that may cause your fur baby to lose consciousness with a high fever and could even suffer from organ failure.
Ensure that your Fur Baby is in a cool area:
When your dog loves the outdoors, nine times out of ten, he is going to come back looking for lots of water to hydrate himself and run straight to those shady spaces inside or outside the house. Your fur kid’s water bowl should be filled with ice cubes and checked regularly for top-ups.
Splash them with cool water all over their bodies:
Take some cold water and apply it all over the bodies. Better yet, buy them a splash pool and have them lay in it under a shaded area. A little bucket or jug filled with water will help distribute the water over their bodies.
Apply wet towels to their head, neck, and chest areas:
Use a cold cloth on your fur baby’s head, neck, and chest to cool them off and bring their body temperatures down. You can even use it while your dog is in the splash pool and drip water over their bodies.
Small sips of cold water can help:
Ensure your dog is kept hydrated by filling up their water bowls and ensuring that they take regular sips of the water throughout the warm days. Unlike humans, dogs are more sensitive to heat, and the sweat glands on the pads of their feet cannot regulate their body heat in the same way.
Take your doggo to the vet if nothing improves:
Seek veterinary help if your dog seems to lose consciousness or begins vomiting or seizing, etc. Your dog may need an examination for dehydration, shock, any organ failure, and your vet will advise on the necessary steps to take to help your fur kid recover.
Symptoms your fur kid may be having a heat stroke:
- Rapid panting
- Red Tongue
- Thick and sticky saliva