Heat is one of the most challenging things for humans. Pets don’t have to deal with the same struggles, and a dog will quickly find himself or herself in danger if 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 will be out for extended periods, ensure there’s an area where he can cool down.
- Take him on frequent walks and bathe him regularly.
- Only leave him in the car when necessary and only for short periods.
- Don’t lock them in the van where they will have no air circulation or access to shade.
Body temperature of dog:
Dogs are more vulnerable to heat than humans are. They cannot regulate their body temperature as humans can, and they do not sweat.
To prevent your dog from getting heatstroke, you should ensure 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 unattended, where they can suffer from extreme temperatures. If you leave your dog in a parked car with rising temperature, roll down the windows or crack a vent and leave them in the shade. Do not lock them in, and ensure they have water access.
If they are outside and should be protected from sunlight, provide water, shade, fresh food, and freshwater. 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. A heatwave can cause the temperature and body temperature to increase. Dogs are not equipped with sweat glands and, therefore, pant to cool down their body. The best way to prevent heatstroke is by ensuring your dog has plenty of access to fresh water and is outside for only short periods.
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
- Seizures (convulsions)
- Drooling and Diarrhea
Top infected Breeds of Dogs:
- Brachycephalic(Flat-Faced) Breeds
- Senior Dogs
- Obese Dogs