How to Know if Your Dog Is Overheating

Once a dog does become overheated, his health can start to diminish quickly. It is important for you to recognize the early signs of overheating to prevent any tragedies from happening. Early signs for overheating include rapid panting, extreme salivating, staggering, and vomiting. If you see any of these signs, you should immediately move your dog indoors to a cool area.

Another way to know if your dog is overheating is by taking his temperature! A dog’s natural body temperature is 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees higher than a human). For dogs, moderate overheating is anywhere from 103 to 106 degrees, and extreme overheating is anything above 106 degrees. If your pup is in the extreme zone, it is important to get him medical attention immediately. Extremely high body temperatures can cause brain swelling, destruction of intestine lining, kidney failure, and even death.

The Cool Cushion Outdoor Bed

The Cool Cushion Outdoor Bed is a great tool to keep your dog cool and relaxed in the hot summer months

Spending a great deal of time outdoors can be dangerous without the proper support, so it’s important that your dog has a cool place to rest if he starts to feel overheated. One of the best tools for this is a cooling dog bed. The Cool Cushion fabric is 100% polyester, water resistant, UV rated, and sure to bring a soothing feel to your dog’s body. This bed comes in both green and chocolate colors and uses a gel pack insert to cool the entire bed down. The gel pack insert is designed to slide in to a built-in pocket and keep the bed cool for up to 6-8 hours. If the cooling effects do wear down, just put the gel pack back in the freezer and your pup’s bed will be cold again in no time.

If you have any further questions about cooling dog supplies, canine heat related illnesses, feel free to e-mail or call us at petstreetmall anytime. We love all animals and take pride in providing you with any information you may need.

By: Tim Snyder
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