Know The Signs…
How to keep your dog cool on hot days?
- Restrict exercise
- Never leave in car, hot room or sun trap
- Ensure FRESH drinking water and cool shaded spots avalive
- Walk early in the morning or later in the day
- Spray with cool water
Steps to take if you’re worried your dog has seat stroke!
- Move somewhere cool
- Offer small amounts of tepid water
- Using wet towels, douse with water (never cold)
- Place in the breeze of a fan
- Contact your vet
- 50% Average survival rate of dogs diagnosed with heat stroke
- +2 degrees – This small increase in a dog’s body temperature is all it takes for heat stroke to kick in
- 38.5 degrees – Dog’s normal body temperature
- 43°C – At this body temperature a dog’s organs begin to fail
- 60 – Amount of days it can take for dogs to acclimatise to temperature changes
- 15 Minutes it can take for a dog to die of heat stroke
- A white car is 6 degrees cooler than black cars after being left in the sun for an hour
Check out our dog bathing guide!!