Hyperthermia and heat stroke in dogs are conditions characterized by elevated body temperatures beyond the normal range. If you see the signs of hyperthermia or heat stroke in your dog, it is important that you take steps to cool your dog and consult your veterinarian right away.
As warmer summertime temperatures approach, it’s important to remember that dogs are vulnerable to injuries and illnesses related to hot weather, including heat stroke, dehydration, sunburn, and foot pad burns. The most dangerous condition may be heat stroke.
“Brachycephalic” refers to dogs with short muzzles, and this face shape is a huge disadvantage to dogs in the hotter months since their main mechanism for cooling down is panting. Here’s how summer heat can be dangerous–even deadly–for dogs with shorter snouts.
One of the most preventable causes of deadly heat stroke and dehydration in dogs is being left in hot cars. Here are seven of the best window smashing to save dogs from hot cars caught on video.
A dog was locked in a BMW on a day where temperatures rose to 90 degrees. A Good Samaritan smashed the window and saved the dog to cheers from the crowd around him.
A little common sense goes a long way, as a Tweet by a U.K. police officer proves; take a look at what happened when he discovered a dog locked in a car on a hot day.
The 6-month-old Pit Bull puppy was left in the back of a black Mazda car in the Christown Spectrum Mall parking lot; the temperature outside was 109-degrees.
After a summer full of tragic incidents involving dogs left in hot cars, it seems it was only a matter of time before an inventor decided to do something about it.The Canadian advertising agency Rethink is developing the high-tech collar, which will alert a dog’s owner with a text message when the temperature of the […]