Panting is a great way that dogs can reduce their body temperature themselves but we have been attending some cases of heat stroke in the last few days in the scenario of increasing heat.
The day temperature exceeds 38°cand above in South India , and can be the same for the month.
What is heat Stroke?
Heat stroke is a hyperthermia ( elevated body temperature) condition in animals that can kill an animal if not carefully handled. Direct exposure to sunlight/heat for a long time in the heat can make the animal collapsed and even cause death.Symptoms of heat stroke:
elevated breathing rates, dry or sticky gums, abnormal/ reddish gum color, bruising in the gums, may appear lethargic or disoriented, and can have seizures.How to prevent hypothermia/heat stroke?
Please do not let your pets roam outside / don’t take them out for walking during day time. Make your they stay indoors and we’ll hydrated.
Let your street dogs/ community dogs take shelter inside your gates and let them rest apart from direct sunlight and heat. Always keep fresh drinking water for them.First aid for heat stroke in animals
If you notice any animal with heat stroke symptoms, immediately seek medical care or keep them in cooler place, hydrate them and help reduce body temperature with cool water ( not cold water – to avoid shock)
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