The “dog days of summer” can be deadly for dogs. When a dog is exposed to the hot sun or intense heat for a lengthy period of time it can result in heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Heat stroke is a very serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. Once the signs of heat stroke are detected, there is very little time before serious damage – or even death – can occur.
Dogs do not sweat through their skin like humans. Dogs release heat primarily by panting and they sweat through the foot pads and nose. Below are some signs that your dog may be suffering from heat stroke: Continue reading →