Heatstroke. It’s one of the hazards of playing outdoors in the summer–for dogs and humans alike.
But since dogs don’t sweat the way humans do, they rely on panting and sweating through the pads of their feet. This isn’t a very efficient process, especially for short-nosed breeds, like pugs, bulldogs, boxers and Pekinese.
When outdoors, keep an eye on your dog’s behavior. If it’s hot and your dog is acting strangely, it may be your first sign of a problem. Here are others:
The signs of heatstroke
- Rapid heartbeat
- Heavy panting
- Bright red tongue
- Red or pale gums
- Thick, tacky saliva Continue reading