With summer in full swing, heat stroke prevention is incredibly important.
Whether you believe it or not, your dog is at risk for heat stroke; in fact, all dogs are. Heat stroke is a big problem for dogs and a major concern for dog owners, and that’s why our veterinarian in North Bellmore has been going over all of the ins and outs of heat stroke. Check out our previous blogs to learn the signs of heat stroke, what causes it and how to treat it, and read our latest blog to learn about the heat stroke prevention tips we’ve already covered. Here are a few more things you can do to prevent heat stroke this summer:
#4. Never leave your dog in a parked car.
Did you know that the internal temperature of a parked car on a hot day can quickly get up to 140 degrees and above? Regardless of if you are parked in the shade or not, or if the windows or down or not, you should NEVER leave your dog in a parked car. If your dog can’t come inside with you, leave him or her at home!
#5. Don’t muzzle your dog when it’s hot.
If your dog is wearing a muzzle, it prevents them from panting, which is the only method they have for cooling themselves off. If you don’t feel comfortable taking your dog on walks without a muzzle, walk him or her at night or in the morning before the sun comes up.
Heat stroke is something that all dog owners should be aware of, but luckily, with a little knowledge, it is easy to prevent. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about heat stroke.