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Tuesday 22nd of January 2019

Heat Stroke - dog health experiences

Heat Stroke dog experience
Dog Owner:
Location: Shreveport LA

Please remember that just because your dog is in good shape doesn't mean they can handle extreme heat. My 2.5 year old Weimaraner runs regularly with me upwards of 4 miles, no problem. A week and a half ago, during a heat advisory (stupid, stupid, me), I took her and my other Weim for a leisurely 45 minute walk. About a block and a half from my house, she laid down on me. Frantic, I got her to walk the remaining short bit home where she collapsed under the carport. I immediately began hosing her down. She was unable to get up. Soaking wet, I dragged her through the door and started putting cool hand towels on her. She slowly cooled down but was still unable to get up. Called a friend and got her to the emergency animal hospital where the vet told me her prognosis for recovery, even with all they could offer, was poor. I went home, cried all night, so scared she would go into renal failure in the next 48 hours. Fortunately, she pulled through. It has taken until today for her to return to her prior level of functioning. One thing I have since learned is that once your hound suffers from heat stroke, they are more prone to another. So, please believe it when you hear about the hazards of heat. I'm so fortunate to still have my girl.

Heat Stroke dog experience
Dog Owner:
Location: Wichita, Kansas USA

My sister and her two friends decided to go horseback riding on a hot sunny Sunday. My sister of course took along her pitbull K'Pone. He always went everywhere with her and has tagged along on many riding sessions out on my parents farmland.

Not even an hour into the ride, K'Pone went into a seizure and collapsed. My sister jumped off her horse and went to him. He was unresponsive so she put him up on the horse and rode a fast as she could to a nearby creek. She held him in the water while he died in her arms.

He was only three years old and very well taken care of with no medical conditions.

The local news cast reported a high temperature of 107 degrees that day.

Heat Stroke dog experience
Dog Owner:
Location: Lufkin, TX

I left Prissy outside on a chain that could reach the back porch where her water and food are kept. However, she got tangled up and couldn't get to the porch and the tempure reached 95 or so. I came home and she was very weak, she couldn't stand up or open her mouth. So I rushed her to the Vet. He kept her overnight and gave her antibiotics and IV treatments. It has been 4 days now and she isn't back to normal, she has no energy and is very sore from the IV. I've been reading up on it and not many dogs survive heat strokes so we are very lucky. I feel like such an idiot for leaving her outside on a hot day like, that.

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