Friday, June 3, 2011


Can you recognize the symptoms of heat stroke?
  • Body temperature 105-106 degrees
  • panting with thick mucous
  • bright red tongue and gums
  • unsteady movement
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

If your dog has these symptoms, have someone call the vet, so he can be seen as soon as you get his temperature back down.  In the mean time, get him to a cool area fast, such as a cool floor, a tub, or kiddie pool.  Lay him on his right side and cool him down by wetting his head, neck, belly and groin areas with cold water.  Once his temperature is down, take him to the vet.

Enjoy the summer break with your pets, but be cautious of the heat!


  1. I have a Scottish Terrier that wasn't doing well in hot weather so this piece is very timely for me. It's a good thing that I've taken note of the symptoms of dehydration and it was a relief to find out that my little dog is just plain hot. So, I limit his exposure to the outdoors for now and make sure he's inside the house where there's AC for safety. If you need to find out more about the breed, see this awesome site: