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Dog panting excessively with drool warning sign of a heat stroke

Know the Warning Signs for Heat Strokes

Summertime Hazards for Dogs

Heat stroke is a condition that is caused by the failure of your dog's internal temperature-regulating system. The situation is dangerous and can lead to the death of your pet if it does not get cooled down with the help of you or your veterinarian. When it is hot outside, please take the warning signs seriously. If you believe your dog is overheated, you should contact your veterinarian immediately for help. If your pet ever becomes unresponsive, you need to get them to a veterinarian immediately.

Know the Signs of Heat Stroke

Excessive Panting

It is normal for dogs to pant when they are hot; however, if the panting becomes excessive, this can be a warning sign of a heat stroke.

Excessive Drooling

Excessive drooling is a warning sign that your dog may be getting too hot. The above photograph shows excessive drool from a dog that is overheating.

Lethargic, Confused, Nearly-Unresponsive

Lethargic and nearly-unresponsive behavior is a warning sign of heat stroke. Make sure your pet has water and contact your veterinarian.


If your pet becomes unresponsive, get them to the nearest veterinary hospital immediately.

What To Do If Your Dog has a Heat Stroke

Get them to the nearest veterinarian immediately - their life is in danger.
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