Within minutes, heatstroke can be fatal. Now the signs. Be prepared to respond.
In hot weather, people must take significant precautions to ensure the health of their pets.
Heatstroke (hyperthermia) in a human or animal is extremely serious.
Heatstroke can happen within minutes in a car. In hot weather, LEAVE YOUR DOG AT HOME.
It can also occur if an animal is outdoors in heat without adequate shade or when exercising – even gently walking – in high temperatures.
As heatstroke progresses, dogs may:
Merely lowering a pet’s body temperature is not enough. Severe heatstroke can affect almost every system in the body. Potentially fatal conditions can persist or emerge even after the pet’s temperature has returned to near normal. You MUST take the animal to a veterinarian AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.