When Dogs Get Heat Stroke
How Do I Know If My Dog Has Heat Stroke?
- Excessive panting
- Excessive thirst
- Glazed eyes
- Increased salivation
- Dry gums that are pale or grayish
- Bright or dark red tongue or gums
- Rapid or erratic pulse
- Weakness, staggering, confusion, inattention
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea
- Rectal bleeding
My Dog Has Heat Stroke, What Do I Do?
1. Get him into the shade
2. Apply cool water
3. Air him out
4. Keep him moving
5. Give him small amounts of cool – not cold – water
6. Get him to the vet
3 Homeopathic Remedies For An Overheated Dog
- Aconitum napellus 6C to 30C This is a good first choice at first sign of heat stroke. If your dog needs this remedy, he may also seem very fearful or anxious. Give three pellets every 10 minutes for up to three doses. If he doesn’t seem better, try one of the other remedies listed.
- Gelsemium 30C If the dog needs this remedy, he may seem very weak and his muscles may be trembling. Give three pellets every 10 minutes for up to three doses. If the dog is not any better, try the next remedy.
- Glonoinum 6C to 30C You may see vomiting and weakness. His gums may be pale, red or have a bluish cast. Give three pellets every 5 minutes.
Preventing Heat Stroke In Dogs
- Always be aware of the temperature and the potential for heat stroke
- Find spots that offer some shade and a place for your dog to get a break out of direct sunlight
- Make sure your dog always has access to cool, clean water and a way to cool himself down