.We always mention taking care of yourself during the heat. But, we can’t forget about our four-legged friends, too!
Heat stroke can also happen in dogs. A dog’s body temperature runs from 100.5 to 102.5 degrees. When their body temperature reaches 104 degrees or higher, symptoms of heat stroke can begin in less than 10 minutes!
Signs of heat stroke in dogs include heavy panting, difficulty breathing, excessive thirst, thick saliva and drooling, and unsteadiness or staggering. Some dogs are more at risk of heat stroke, including short-nosed, long-haired, and younger dogs.
Your four-legged friends can avoid heat stroke by not going out during the hottest part of the day and making sure they have plenty of cool water.