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Heat Stress
Hey there, let’s talk about heat stress in dogs! As much as our furry friends love to play and work, they can easily become overheated, leading to heat exhaustion or even heat stroke. But don’t worry, there are things you can do to keep your dog cool and comfortable.

First, let’s talk about the signs of heat stress. Keep an eye out for increased thirst, excessive panting, a widened or flat tongue, cheeks pulled back to reveal molars, pasty saliva, and a slower, unfocused, or apprehensive demeanor. If your dog is showing any of these signs, it’s time to take action!

For heat exhaustion, take a break and apply water to your dog’s paws and belly. Rinse their mouth and check their temperature. You can even rub some alcohol on their ears, armpits, and groin to help cool them down. And of course, consulting with a vet is always a good idea.

But what about heat stroke? This is a serious condition that requires immediate attention. Signs include unresponsiveness or confusion, dark or lack of urine, seizures, collapse, coma, and lack of coordination. If your dog is showing any of these signs, it’s time to take action right away. Lie your dog on their side with a wet towel, turn on a fan, and get to the vet as soon as possible.

One important thing to keep in mind is to never put your dog in cold water, as this can actually cause shock and make things worse. Instead, focus on applying cool but not freezing water or ice packs to their body.

So there you have it, some tips and tricks for keeping your furry friend cool and comfortable in hot weather. Stay vigilant, take breaks, and don’t forget to show your dog some extra love and attention when the temperatures start to rise! #work#love#help#consulting#water