How to cool a dog suffering from heatstroke
Whilst calling a vet for advice, lay your dog on a cool, shaded floor and offer them small amounts of water to drink.
Carefully pour lukewarm/cool water over the dog’s body or sponge them if water is limited. Give particular attention to their neck, tummy, and inner thighs and keep doing this (ideally) until their breathing slows and returns to normal. Dr Renford advises cooling a dog with lukewarm/cool water is better than using very cold water as cold water can cause blood vessels to constrict which can make it harder for a dog to release the heat from their body.
Fan them with cool air or put them in an air-conditioned room or car if possible – the impact of this will be bigger if they are already wet.
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