What Should I Do if My Dog Has Heatstroke?

Heatstroke is a medical crisis in dogs and requires emergency veterinarian care. If you suspect your dog has heatstroke, see the veterinarian right away to avoid life-threatening complications.

Watch this video to learn what steps to take in the case of heatstroke. You can tell if your pup has heatstroke by taking his or her temperature using a rectal thermometer. If it is over 105 degrees F, he or she needs emergency vet care. If it is lower than 105, you can attempt to treat your dog at home using cool baths, until his or her temp comes down to 103 degrees F.

Even if your dog doesn’t have full on heatstroke and you successfully provide home treatment, he or she should still be checked out by your veterinarian or one of the veterinarians here at the Chastain Veterinary Medical Group to ensure that there are no complications. Make an appointment at our Dallas animal Hospital by calling (972) 239-1309. To make an appointment at our McKinney office, call (972)-529-5033.

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