Heatstroke....Any pet can suffer from heatstroke.
However, particularly susceptible are:
* Very young and older pets
*Pets with a previous history of heat stress
* Short-nosed breeds
* Overweight pets
* Pets with cardiovascular or respiratory disorders
Help prevent heatstroke by:
* Providing plenty of clean, fresh water for your pet at all times
* Providing adequate ventilation and air circulation when pets are kept in kennels or pens
* Providing shade cover when pets are outdoors
* Avoiding excessive exercise during hot weather
Some signs of heatstroke are profuse panting and salivation, staring or anxious expression, failure to respond to commands, warm dry skin, high fever, rapid heartbeat, fatigue, muscular weakness or collapse. If your pet has heatstroke, try to reduce his temperature by immersing your pet in cool water or spraying him with cool water. Then take your pet to the veterinarian immediately.