Heat is one of the most difficult things for humans to deal with. Pets don’t have to deal with the same struggles and a dog will quickly find himself or herself in danger if they are outside without water or shade.
If you live in an area that is currently experiencing a heatwave, here are some tips on how to keep your pet safe:
- Make sure your dog has access to fresh water.
- If you are going to be out for extended periods of time, make sure that there’s an area where he can cool down.
- Take him on frequent walks and bath him regularly.
- Only leave him in the car when it’s completely necessary and only for short periods of time.
- Don’t lock them in the van where they will have no air circulation or access to shade.
Dogs are more vulnerable to heat than humans are. They cannot regulate their body temperature as humans can and they do not sweat. They can also get heatstroke and die from it.
In order to prevent your dog from getting heatstroke, you should make sure that your dog has access to shade, fresh water and food. You should also provide a cool bath or a walk in the evening when it is cooler outside. You should never lock your pet in the car or leave them in the car unattended where they can suffer from extreme temperatures. If you are going to leave your dog in a parked car and the temperature is rising, make sure you roll down the windows or crack a vent and leave them in shade. Do not lock them in and make sure they have access to water.
If they are outside and should be protected from sunlight, then provide water, shade, fresh food and fresh water. Bath them if they get too hot. If it is too hot for humans to be outside, then it is too hot for dogs to be outside for an extended period of time. A heatwave can cause the temperature and body temperature to increase. Dogs are not equipped with sweat glands and therefore pant in order to cool down their body. The best way to prevent heatstroke is by making sure that your dog has plenty of access to fresh water and is outside for only short periods of time.
Common Signs of Heatstroke in your Dogs:
Heatstroke is a condition that can occur when a pet’s body temperature rises too high. Signs of heatstroke in pets include:
- Excessive panting
- Increased heart rate
- Difficulty to bark
- Difficult eating
- Seizure (convulsions)
- Drooling and Diarrhea
Top infected Breeds of Dogs:
- Bull Dogs
- Brachycephalic(Flat-Faced) Breeds
- Senior Dogs
- Obese Dogs