Cats aren’t immune to heat either (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)It’s tempting to open all your windows in hot weather, but Blue Cross recommends installing screens and netting to help keep your pets from suffering a nasty fall.
The researchers say their findings highlight the need for better public awareness of heatstroke and the risk to all animals, and that cases will continue to rise with warmer weather because of the climate emergency.
(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 night that Brian Myers adopted Sadie, a 6-year-old German shepherd, he tried to take a picture of her at home in Teaneck, New Jersey.Sadie helped pull Brian Myers across the room after he collapsed from a stroke.
Although dogs can be more likely to get heatstroke if they’re a flat-faced breed, have a long coat, are older, or are on certain medication, any dog can get it if they’re exposed to high temperatures.
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.
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.