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Heat Exhaustion

(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:

It's HOT out there!

Heat Exhaustion
Heat Exhaustion Action Steps: 
• 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.

3 comments:

Frankie Furter and Ernie July 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM  

This is an ABSOLUTELY important Post!!! THANK you.... it just may save a dog's life!!!

Lorenza July 3, 2012 at 10:15 PM  

Yes!
It is very important to know the signs and to know what to do!
Here we have been having temps around 110-116 degrees!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Brian July 4, 2012 at 1:30 PM  

Happy Independence Day everyone!

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