Heat Stroke

Symptoms of Heat Stroke in Pets:

You have sweat glands all over your body, but your dog’s are confined to their nose and the pads of their feet. A dog that is heating up can only normalize their body temperature through panting, which doesn’t get the job done under extreme conditions.

In a very short period of time, an overheated dog can suffer critical damage to their brain, heart, liver and nervous system. It is an emergency if your pet is exhibiting these signs:

  • Heavy panting
  • Excessive thirst
  • Glazed eyes
  • Bright or dark red tongue, gums
  • Staggering
  • Elevated body temperature (104ºF and up)
  • Weakness, collapse
  • Increased pulse and heartbeat
  • Seizures
  • Excessive drooling
  • Vomiting and bloody diarrhea
  • Unconsciousness

You can read more about heat stroke in our online library.