(I know it's my 2nd post today, but this is important.)
Miss Hildy over at DoxieClubhouse had a very relevant post today which I am re-posting. We are entering into our 2nd week of over 100 temperatures here in Kentucky, and even though we are keeping our little 4 leggers cool and hydrated I still worry. We didn't know what the signs of Heat Exhaustion was until Miss Hildy's post. So we are passing it along to you all:
• Take immediate measures to reduce body temperature.
• Move dog to shade or air conditioned room.
• Give the dog small doses of cool water or ice cubes to lick.
Do not let the dog drink a copious amount of water.
• Rinse the dog off with cool (not cold) water.
• Place ice bags around the head, neck, and chest.
• Put a fan on the dog if possible.
• Do not cover the dog with a wet towel as this may prevent heat from
escaping the body.
• Get the dog to the vet during office hours. Call the most responsive
24-hour emergency service if after hours.