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Dog Heatstroke Survival Guide #696521
25th May 2012 2:05pm
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Know how to treat and prevent this dangerous condition.

What is heatstroke? In simple terms, heatstroke occurs when a dog loses its natural ability to regulate its body temperature. Dogs donít sweat all over their bodies the way humans do. Canine body temperature is primarily regulated through respiration (i.e., panting). If a dogís respiratory tract cannot evacuate heat quickly enough, heatstroke can occur. To know whether or not your dog is suffering from heatstroke (as opposed to merely heat exposure), itís important to know the signs of heatstroke.
A dogís normal resting temperature is about 100.5 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Once a dogís temperature rises above 105 degrees, physiological changes start to take place, and the dog begins to experience the effects of heatstroke.
At 106 to 108 degrees, the dog begins to suffer irreversible damage to the kidneys, liver, gastrointestinal tract, heart and brain. If a dog is experiencing heatstroke, you may observe excessive panting; hyperventilation; increased salivation; dry gums that become pale, grayish and tacky; rapid or erratic pulse; weakness; confusion; inattention; vomiting; diarrhea; and possible rectal bleeding.
If the dog continues to overheat, breathing efforts become slowed or absent, and finally, seizures or coma can occur. The amount of damage a dog sustains when stricken with heatstroke depends on the magnitude and duration of the exposure. The longer and more severe the exposure, the worse the damage will be.
What to do..
1] Pay attention to your dog. Recognizing the symptoms of heatstroke and responding quickly is essential for the best possible outcome.
2] Get into the shade. If you think your dog is suffering from heatstroke, move it into a shaded area and out of direct sunlight. Apply cool water to the inner thighs and stomach of the dog, where thereís a higher concentration of relatively superficial, large blood vessels. Apply cool water to the foot pads, as well.
3] Use running water. A faucet or hose is the best way to wet down your dogís body. Never submerge your dog in water, such as in a pool or tub Ė this could cool the dog too rapidly, leading to further complications, including cardiac arrest and bloating.
4] Use cool Ė not cold Ė water. Many people make the mistake of using cold water or ice to cool the dog. When faced with a dog suffering from heatstroke, remember that the goal is to cool the dog. Using ice or extremely cold water is actually counterproductive to this process because ice and cold water cause the blood vessels to constrict, which slows blood flow, thus slowing the cooling process.
5] Donít cover the dog. One of the keys to successfully cooling your dog is ensuring the water being placed on the dog can evaporate. Never cover an overheated dog with a wet towel or blanket. This inhibits evaporation and creates a sauna effect around your dogís body. Likewise, donít wet the dog down and put it into an enclosed area, such as a kennel. Any air flow during the cooling process is helpful in reducing the dogís body temperature. Sitting with the wet dog in a running car with the air conditioner blowing is an ideal cooling situation.
6] Keep the dog moving. Itís important to try to encourage your dog to stand or walk slowly as it cools down. This is because the circulating blood tends to pool in certain areas if the dog is lying down, thus preventing the cooled blood from circulating back to the core.
7] Allow the dog to drink small amounts of water. Cooling the dog is the first priority. Hydration is the next. Donít allow the dog to gulp water. Instead, offer small amounts of water thatís cool, but not cold. If the dog drinks too much water too rapidly, it could lead to vomiting or bloat.
8] Avoid giving human performance drinks. Performance beverages designed for humans are not recommended because they are not formulated with the canineís physiology in mind. If you canít get an overheated dog to drink water, try offering chicken- or beef-based broths. See a veterinarian Once your dogís temperature begins to drop, cease the cooling efforts and bring the dog to a veterinarian as soon as possible. Your dogís temperature should be allowed to slowly return to normal once cooling has begun. A dog thatís cooled too quickly may become hypothermic. Even if your dog appears to be fully recovered, the veterinarian needs to check to determine if the heatstroke caused any damage to your dogís kidneys and liver. The effects of heatstroke can continue for 48 to 72 hours longer, even if your dog appears norm
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Re: Dog Heatstroke Survival Guide [Re: Tilly] #696544
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Was only thinking about this earlier,never bothered walking him today as it was to hot. Thanks for that Tilly

Re: Dog Heatstroke Survival Guide [Re: Tilly] #696599
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thanks for the info tilly i work by a beachfront and often see very hot dogs.i do try to keep my eye on parked cars but never knew how to deal with heatstroke but now i know what to look out for.hope you have a great day on sunday.wish i could be there.

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Took lily out tonight at eight, kept in shade mostly and was still hot!


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