The heat and the getaways arrive, being easy for our dog to suffer a heat stroke (in the same way that it is easy to avoid it).
Heat stroke in dogs is a dangerous problem for them because the sudden increase in body temperature causes the collapse of their body can lead to death (as occurs between the 36% and 50% * of dogs that suffer).
In just a few minutes the heat strokes can be very harmful, since dogs regulate their body temperature more slowly than us through panting (having only a few sweat glands in the pads). For this reason you must be aware of your dog at all times taking care that he can find shadow and a right temperature (NEVER leave him alone in enclosed spaces like cars as they can reach temperatures of 131 degrees Fahrenheit in a few minutes).
Some of the most obvious signs that your dog suffers a heat stroke are as follow:
If you observe or suspect that your dog is suffering from any of the above symptoms the first thing you should do is call your veterinarian immediately, and meanwhile:
Preventing your dog from suffering a heat stroke is in your hand:
* According to studies by veterinarian Lisa Powell (University of Minnesota).