There’s nothing better than taking your dog for a run (or walk) in summer. The reward of your improved fitness and your dog’s adoration definitely lifts the spirits. Unfortunately, heat stroke or heat stress is one of the problems vets have to deal with throughout summer. Dogs, especially on hot summer days, can really struggle to keep their body temperature regulated. Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula have already seen some excessively hot days so it is important to keep an eye on your dog’s well-being.
Signs of Heat Stroke in your Dog
What you can do if you suspect your dog is suffering from heat stroke.
Do I have to take my dog to see the vet?
Depending on the severity of the heat stroke, emergency medical treatment – such as drips, blood tests and extra oxygen – may be required. A vet will be able to determine the severity of heat stress and take action to prevent any further complications
Tips to Prevent Heat Stress
Karingal Veterinary Hospital
If you have any concerns or would like to discuss the well-being of your dog during summer – please don’t hesitate to contact us.
**Remember that even on mild days the inside car temperature can rise to dangerous levels.
Please don’t leave your dog in the car during summer – even if you think it’s a cooler than usual day.
The Karingal Veterinary Hospital is open 7 days a week.
Our hours are
- 8am-8pm Monday-Friday,
- 9am-5pm Saturday,
- 9am-1pm Sunday,
* We are closed on public holidays.