Heat stroke is a condition that is common to most pets.
If conditions are hot outside and your dog has been there
for a long time especially without shade it is a great risk
of developing heat stroke. When you have your dog outside
ensure that it has a fresh supply of cool drinking water
which will help it reduce its body heat. Some dogs have
disproportionately small mouths which puts them at a greater
risk of heat stroke. This is because dogs pant when they
get hot to reduce the heat in their body.
Heat stroke can also occur if your dog is in a hot room
without a great deal of ventilation to help dissipate the
heat. 40 degrees celsius is generally considered to be the
temperature at which heat stroke can occur. The higher the
temperature, the less time it will take for the effects
of heat stroke to hit your dog.
If heat stroke does occur you must get your dog cooled
down as quickly as possible. Immediatly after the dogs temperature
has been reduced sufficiently you will need to get it veterinarian
attention to ensure a smooth recovery as other complications
are possible as a result of heat stroke.