Heatstroke is a medical emergency that can happen to anyone, but is especially prevalent in dogs during the summer months.
When a dog's body temperature rises above its ability to be cooled down, this is known as heatstroke.
Heatstroke happens when a dog's body temperature rises above its ability to cool itself.
Excessive panting, rapid and/or difficult breathing, and a racing heart are all symptoms of heatstroke in canines.
Breathing difficulties become increasingly serious as heatstroke develops. Many canines will look like they are panting heavily.
First and foremost, take the canine to a vet as soon as possible. Keep your dog's cooling rate modest as you transport it.
Preventative steps can alleviate stress for your pet. Summer's hottest days can still be fun if you take precautions to avoid overheating.
Immediately remove your canine from the hot environment, give it plenty of water, and begin the cooling process while you travel to the veterinarian if you suspect heatstroke.