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Heat exhaustion occurs when a pet's core temperature increases above the healthy degree range. Once their temperature has reached this level, they can no longer regulate their body heat. This is extremely dangerous and can quickly become heat stroke. Knowing the warning signs is the first step to understanding head exhaustion.

Excessive Panting: Although it is a dog's natural way of cooling off, the owner has to know the line between the usual rate of panting, and the abnormal. Excessive panting is characterized by the heaviness and rate of the pant.

A Decrease in Responsiveness: If your pet usually responds quickly to you calling their name, but this time they wander off, you are witnessing a decrease in responsiveness. This is extremely subtle, but can indicate heat exhaustion and confusion.

Vomiting or Diarrhea: While it needs no explanation, it is always a good idea to keep track of your dog's stools, and notice if they have vomited. This could be signs of dehydration caused by the heat.

Gums and Tongue Color: Have you looked in your dog's mouth lately? It might be a good idea to keep track of the color of their gums and tongue. When undergoing heat exhaustion, the color of these can turn blue or a bright red.

It is best to understand the signs of heat exhaustion in order to prevent heatstroke in your pet. Hopefully, you have caught the heat exhaustion before a heat stroke. If you do not, the signs of heat stroke include excessive drooling, lethargy, fever, increased heart rate, lack of coordination, and loss of consciousness.

The staff of Dog Tired would like your pet to be protected this summer. Make sure that you keep your pet in a cool area for most of the day, and if they show signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke take them to the vet to be treated. If you have any questions concerning anything regarding heat exhaustion or heatstroke, please call and ask one of our staff members.


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