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Heatstroke in dogs: know the five signs of danger

Every pet deserves a loving and respectful home: please only consider acquiring a pet if you will be able to take care of its long-term needs. Also, consider choosing your animal companion from a shelter, where there are so many wonderful furry friends who need a forever home.

The first in a two part-video series, here, veterinarian Dr. Alex Avery teaches us the five most common signs that our dog may be suffering from heatstroke.

Heatstroke is a very important topic for families with dogs, given that, with temperatures rising at this time of year, heat-related emergencies are a real danger to our beloved pooches.

Some canines are particularly prone to heatstroke, like very old or young dogs, and breeds with thick, heavy coats or with very short, flat faces like pugs and bulldog types. Dogs with certain diseases or on some types of medication are also more at risk. Read more about heatstroke in dogs here.

To view the follow-up video, which teaches five emergency steps to cool down dogs suffering from heatstroke before rushing them to the vet, click here.

View the original video here.

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