Thursday, August 18, 2005

Signs of Heat Stroke in Bulldogs

Veterinary Information for Dogs: "Signs of heat exhaustion include heavy panting, hyperventilation (deep breathing), increased salivation early then dry gums as the heat prostration progresses, weakness, confusion or inattention, vomiting or diarrhea and sometimes bleeding. As the condition progresses towards heat prostration or heat stroke there may be obvious paleness or graying to the gums, shallowing of the breathing efforts and eventually slowed or absent breathing efforts, vomiting and diarrhea that may be bloody and finally seizures or coma. Temperatures above 105 degrees Fahrenheit are dangerous"

--and whatever you do, don't leave your bulldog in a car or a sun room or greenhouse type room anytime!


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