Have you ever heard the expression of heat stroke, do you know what it is? Do you know what to do if you see one? Or simply How to avoid one? Well, if you have any of these questions, this blog may be for you.
First you have to know What is the ideal temperature for our pets?; This must be between the 37º to 39 º C, remember that this temperature can change a little in puppies and pregnant females, but the most important thing about this is to know that a heat stroke is very dangerous for our puppy, since there is a decrease in sugar and minerals in their little body, which It can cost you your life, which is why it is so dangerous.
This problem is very common in summer and more in the cities where the temperatures are very high, that’s why here is a list of the signs that it can present or that you can observe.
- Difficulty breathing
- Warm skin (check on the tummy)
- Excessive panting
- Excess salivation
- Purple Tongue
- Vomiting, Diarrhea and Collapse
Remember that if in any situation your puppy has these symptoms, it is best to take him to your veterinarian and that he can help us to control this.
- Keep it in a cool place
- Take the puppy to your vet doctor
- Give cool water (in moderate amounts to avoid gastric torsion)
- Put fiscal means to reduce body temperature (Example: ice pack). We recommend that if you have a flat dog such as a pug, bulldog, boxer or some other with a flat face, do not take it out, in the hot season, for a long time time or avoid the peak heat hours from 12:00 am to 7:00 pm, since the hotter the more chances of a heat stroke.
- Train it on an empty stomach. If your dog is hungry, he is more likely to accept treats as he will be more motivated.
- Do your training sessions in a quiet place, this will help the confidence that the dog has in you.
- Remember that dogs are corpuscular, which means that they are most active at dawn or dusk, so we recommend that you train them at these times.
- Remember to play with your dog after a training session, this will keep him even more motivated.
- Keep your training sessions short, two to five minutes would be much better.
- Avoid giving cookies as a treat when training as these have to be chewed before swallowing and this will discourage your dog.
- Remember that if you are going to train in a park it is important that you consider that your dog’s attention is less and it will probably not make you the same case as at home, so do not despair!