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Heat stroke in dogs: first aid


When it gets warmer outside, dog heat stroke is an impending danger. First aid can be a lifesaver here. Find out what you need to know about overheating and how you can help your four-legged friend right away. First aid can be vital for a heat stroke - Image: Shutterstock / FreeBirdPhotos

In dogs, a body temperature of 41 to 43 degrees Celsius can be life-threatening. First aid is therefore immediately necessary in the event of a heat stroke in dogs. It is important that you quickly recognize the symptoms of your four-legged friend so that you can help them immediately.

Heat stroke in dogs: tips

It is best to make sure that your four-legged friend is not exposed to too much sun. However, if there is a heat stroke, quick action is required. First of all, your dog has to be out of the warmth and sun and brought into a cool, preferably air-conditioned room so that its body temperature can normalize. Cool wraps or flowing, cold water are suitable measures for first aid.

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First aid if your four-legged friend overheats

Give your dog water to drink immediately. But make sure that he doesn't drink too hastily. In the worst case, the four-legged friend can otherwise suffer a shock. Slow, careful swallows are the safe option here.

In the event of heat stroke in dogs, unconsciousness can also occur. In this case, you should take your pet to the vet as soon as possible, because he has to go to the drip. In the event of overheating, quick hydration is essential because the dog is dehydrated. You should also make sure that his airways are clear. If your four-legged friend has vomited, for example, you should clear the airways immediately.