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Preventing Heat Exhaustion In Your Elderly Dog This Summer

With the summer encroaching, our furry friends may have a difficult time coping with the heat. Many animals, including dogs, can suffer from heat exhaustion during the summer, and it’s important to keep them safe during this time. Our complete guide is here to talk you through everything you need to know about heat exhaustion in your dog. To learn more about symptoms and preventative measures, keep on reading!

Symptoms Of Heat Exhaustion In Dogs

First things first, it’s important to be able to identify the signs of heat exhaustion in your pooch. By recognising the signs, you will be able to help your pet stay safe, and avoid the repercussions of the heat. Read below to learn more about the most common symptoms of heat exhaustion:

●     Excessive Panting - If you notice that your dog is panting a lot more than usual, or more rapidly, this could be a sign of heat exhaustion.

●     Dehydration - Your dog may seem visibly tired, or is not drinking much water.

●     Fever - If your dog’s nose is dry instead of wet and cool they may have a fever.

●     Lack Of Urination - If you notice your dog urinating less frequently, this could also signal dehydration.

●     Excessive Drooling - Keep an eye out for excessive drooling too, or thicker, stickier drool than usual.

Protecting Your Elderly Dog

There are a range of ways that you can keep your dog protected from excessive heat. Read below to learn more:


●     Try to avoid leaving your dog in a parked car. Even if it’s just for a minute, this can be extremely dangerous and put your dog at risk. This can be fatal to your dog, and should definitely be avoided at all costs. 

●     Avoid walking your dog at peak temperature hours. If you can, walk your dog in the morning or in the evening, when the sun is not in full force and the pavements have cooled down a little.

●     Make sure your dog has enough water. To ensure they are hydrated, it’s crucial that your dog has access to water all the time so they can hydrate when they need to.

●     Keep your house as cool as possible. If your dog does start to overheat, it’s important that they have a space where they can cool down. Try to keep windows open and blinds closed, so that your home stays as cool as possible.

Cherished Hearts Cremation: Dog Funeral Services & More

By protecting your elderly pet from heat exhaustion, you’re doing your best to keep them healthy and safe. If you’ve recently lost a pet, we understand what a difficult time this can be. Here at Cherished Hearts, we strive to provide you with the best pet cremation services and sensitive customer care. Our range of dog caskets and dog funeral services are designed to help you find the right send off for your furry friend.


To learn more about any of our pet cremation or funeral services, head to our website or get in touch for more information. 

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