(Picture: My Family Vet/Thomas Richmond)A Labrador almost didn’t make it after suffering from a potentially fatal case of heatstroke in cloudy conditions.We went from having a great time playing in the park to suffering from heatstroke in the space of a few minutes.
The hot weather is forecast to continue for the next few days, with temperatures continuing above 30C.However there are some easy tips you can use to ensure your dog stays happy and healthy in the summer heat.
Speedy died of a kidney infection after becoming too hot (Picture: Medivet)A dog has died after suffering from kidney failure and severe heatstroke during a lunchtime walk in the park.
Vets have worked tirelessly to stop the dog suffering from organ failure (Picture: Google Maps)They realised the dog would need a plasma transfusion to allow his blood to clot properly and rushed him to the nearest emergency animal hospital.
Finlay was left fighting for his life after his body temperature soared to 42.2°C (Picture: PA) He overheated while in a park in Glasgow (Picture: PA)The 38-year-old added: ‘His breathing became more laboured.
Tracy Genever, Head of Education at Blue Cross pet charity, told although it’s difficult to ascertain why hospital admissions have increased, she echoed it is important to notice the warning signs. Experts add it’s important children know how to safely behave around dogs (Picture: Getty).
Her family say she asked the dog’s owners if it was okay to stroke it (Picture: SWNS) Kiera needed three hours of surgery after a large chunk of her lip was ripped off (Picture: SWNS)Her grandmother Sharon Young, 57, said: ‘They told her the dog was child-friendly and had been told it was fine to stroke, so she petted it.
Summer is here, and with temperatures reaching all-time highs, it is critical that pet parents understand the dangers of heatstroke in dogs, including signs to look for, how to treat heat stroke or heat exhaustion in dogs and, most importantly, the best ways to prevent this emergency from happening.