Monday, July 29, 2013

Shave Your Dog

Shave your dog. Especially if your dog has long or dense fur and you live in a hot climate. And don't walk your dog in the heat of the day. They don't sweat over most of their body like people do. They like to be active right before dark, when the sun has gone down. Dogs are more suceptible to heat stroke than humans. Watch for the signs of heat stroke, and have mercy for your dog and leave them home and let them lay around when it's hot, in the shade or in a cool place.

Symptoms of Heatstroke in Dogs
Rapid heavy panting
Drooling
Petechiae (pinpoint, deep-red hemorrhages on gums/ skin)
Bright red mucous membranes on the gums and conjunctiva of the eyes
Hyperventilation (gasping for air)
Salivation early then dry gums as heat prostration sets in
Staring
Glassy eyes
Anxious expression
Refusal to obey commands
Warm, dry skin
Fever
Rapid heartbeat
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Weakness
Collapse
Seizures

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