Article written by Kelsey Hanson, DVM.
It’s warming up! This is the time of the year where we commonly see dogs that suffer from heat stroke. Remember, dogs don’t have the ability to sweat out excess body heat. They can regulate their temperature through panting, but sometimes panting isn’t enough to stop a dog from overheating.
Heat stroke occurs when the body temperature of a dog reaches 105 degrees, putting their organs at risk for damage. This is a medical EMERGENCY!
Risk Factors for Heat Stroke:
How to Prevent Heat Stroke