As the weather continues to get hotter, you need to be on the lookout for a heat stroke. While it is easy for humans to cope and put up with the heat, dogs find it relatively hard. Regardless of how thin their coat is, your dog is at a threat of heat exhaustion at relatively higher temperatures.
In serious cases, it could be life-threatening. If you do not take notice of your dog getting a heat stroke, it can put their life at risk.
Heat exhaustion is also known as hyperthermia. It can occur when the body temperature of your pet goes above a healthy or normal range, in this case, they are not able to regulate their body temperature. Mild heat exhaustion can be treated at home, but the severe ones will need professional assistance.
How to prevent heat exhaustion
There are a couple of things you can do to prevent heat exhaustion. If you are going on a car ride with your dog, do not leave your canine inside the parked car. Even if you are gone for a few minutes, the temperature inside the car can rise at an alarming rate and your dog could die from heatstroke.
During summers, you need to keep your dog inside and make sure that it doesn’t stay out in the sun for too long. During peak temperature hours, bring them indoors. Do not walk your dog during such hours too.
During such times, ensure that your dog has an ample amount of water to drink. Remember that your dog can sweat, and it loses a considerable amount of water when it does so, hence they should have an adequate amount of water so that they do not get dehydrated.
If you are going somewhere for a holiday, do not leave your dog at home and leave them at a boarding facility, where they will be taken care of.
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