Know The Signs of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke (Abstract)
July 12, 2014
Symptoms of canine heat stroke include:
1. Excessive and/or seemingly uncontrollable panting,
2. Inordinately viscous saliva,
4. Ataxia- loss of coordination,
5. Bright red tongue or gums,
6. Uncommonly pale gums,
7. Loss of skin elasticity,
8. Dry mucous membranes,
9. Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea,
11. Weak pulse- from hypotension,
14. Shivering, and
15. Elevated rectal temperature- above 104°.
If you observe any of the above symptoms, stop exercising your dog and commence treatment immediately. Untreated prolonged hyperthermia can result in seizures, renal failure, cardiac arrest, unconsciousness (syncope), shock, and death.
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