Know the signs of : Heat Stroke

Know the signs of : Heat Stroke


Heat stroke can happen to anyone or any pet, it can happen on the most routine exercise that you and your pet have done daily for the last 6 years of  your lives. Read this list so you may recognize signs of a heat stroke if they ever a rise.

  • Vomiting
  • Panting
  • Dehydration
  • Excessive drooling
  • Shaking, trembling
  • Increased body temperature above 103.0 degrees F.
  • Reddened gums and moist tissues of the body(ear flaps, feet)
  • Production of small amounts or no urine
  • Rapid or irregular heart beat
  • Shock
  • Sudden death(cardiopulmonary arrest)
  • incessant panting, (tachypnea)
  • Vomiting blood
  • Seizures
  • Muscle tremors
  • Wobbly uncoordinated or drunken gait/movement(ataxia)
  • Unconsciousness in which dog can not be stimulated to be awakened

Can I Prevent heat stroke?

We should take precautions especially when it’s hot out, always carry water, take breaks in the shade, do not force your pet to walk farther than he is able. Try not to exercise or play with your pet during the hottest hours of the day. If at home, allow your dog access to some form of shelter to escape the sun and offer plenty of cool water.

In this situation prevention is ideal, but not always possible, but detecting heat stroke early can make all the difference.

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