How to treat your dog's heat stroke and other health advice

How to treat your dog's heat stroke and other health advice

With the weather remaining warm and muggy, it's easy for dogs to get too hot and even suffer from heat stroke. 

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The symptoms of heat stroke include collapsing, panting, purple gums or red skin. If you're worried your dog might have heat stroke, the Blue Cross have made a helpful video on how to treat them.

The charity have also made other videos to keep your pooch feeling healthy. 

Here's how to apply a bandage to your dog:

  • Apply a layer that won’t stick to the wound such as a clean towel or cloth
  • Add a layer of padding such as cotton wool to protect the wound
  • Secure in place with a bandage that isn’t too tight
  • Get to a vet as soon as possible

And what to do if your dog gets hit by a car:

  • Make sure everyone is safe and not in danger from passing traffic
  • Dog may be angry or scared so place a muzzle on them if you can
  • Minimise injuries to the dog by lifting them by the chest and hind quarters. Grab some help for a larger dog.
  • Lift and move dog on to a towel
  • Pick up dog using all four corners of the towel and get to a vet straight away