A dog died from a heat stroke

Philippines
April 25, 2013 1:06am CST
I thought only human do experienced heat stroke but animals too. Last time it was reported in our local tv news program A dog died from a heat stroke. we are experience so far about 37+ degree and being in crowded city we do experienced more hear than that because of population and less trees here so it's like 40 degrees we feel here. This dog quick died after it vomit bloods. and in the news said to avoid this on our pet they must always have water to drink and also take them a bath twice a week. Now I am more aware of this especially we have 1 year old dog who is in the rooftop and it is hot during afternoon.I do change it's water as what the news instructed.
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13 responses
@Octav1 (1421)
• Romania
25 Apr 13
Some dogs can handle heat easier than others. Short muzzle dogs suffer more because of the heat. Dog owners must be very careful with their dogs during hot days. There are people who let their dogs inside the closed car, to go shopping. This could kill the poor dog within minutes!
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• Philippines
25 Apr 13
hi, thanks for your informative discussion. I didn't know that.yes people too should be aware of that. I imagine how hot it is being inside of a closed car.not only heat stroke but it can also lead to suffocation.
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@Kmz059 (654)
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
That is so sad. I have a friend in facebook who posted status and pictures of his Bam Bam(dog),the owner of the dog came home and she was shocked because the dog is unconcious due to heat stroke, they look for a vet but even it is evening, I don't know what thy did but the dog recovered from heat stroke.
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• Philippines
25 Apr 13
thanks for sharing that story I haven't seen that yet in fb.The dog is still lucky to survive from that even roaster is much easily get heat stroke so during this time chicken farm do use air conditioned fence to protect these animals which is their prime business.
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@tipay26 (873)
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
Animals suffer from heat stroke too specially if they have thick coats.I have numerous ways or home and self remedies to keep our pets from heat stroke specially dogs .I always make it a habit to clean the surroundings first.Then when feeding them I never let them without cold water so I give them cold water.During the day, I let them roam the vicinity of our house specially if there's enough wind so that they can get fresh air.In the afternoon before I let them in their cages or crates I get a face towel dip it in cold water and pat them on their face,neck,shoulders and feet.Keeping their feet wet with tap water or just faucet water helps them refreshed too.I gave them a bath every other day specially here in my country our wheather is terrible because it's summer time here.
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• Philippines
25 Apr 13
yes that is true that is reason for sure with one of the owner who post her picture with her dog which has very thick hair they went to veterinarian or dog groomer then cuts its hair. and so funny to see how this dog look like.But it is much better than this dog's health will be on risk .I salute those pet lovers who treat their dogs as their family.
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@nanayangel (7839)
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
Hi there Fearless Gara! That is so sad. I hope that more pet owners will be aware of this so that they can take precautionary measures to avoid such instances from happening. We actually bathe our dogs three to four times a week during summer and about one to two times a week when it's not. We have about the same weather as you do, or probably, we are both from the Philippines. You are right. Like people, they also need to have drinking water ready especially during this summer season.
• China
26 Apr 13
Yeah, I think we human beings should regard the animals as our friends,because they also need someone to accompany,on the other hand ,they also make us enjoy ourselves in our free time.TO me ,i like dogs very much when i was a boy ,and i love them more than before.I hope the dogs will have a bright future.
• United States
26 Apr 13
I try to change water everyday to maybe 2 times a day for it will fresh. I know it is hard to lose a pet. they seem to family , loving and kind. as far as bathing too much could dry the skin out to. just depends on what you use. Dogs get cancer to and sick from dog treats so many recalls on dog food here lately also not know what to feed them.
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@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
25 Apr 13
Sorry to hear that.. I used to hear that alot in las vegas in the usa. I lived there along time. it would get 40-45 there, and pets would also die there.
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@eagletrek2 (5266)
• Kingston, New York
25 Apr 13
Hi yes animal can get heat stroke to. when the weather like 80 derges, the car can be up to 100,and people keep there pet lock in the car with no water and little air.i see this when I was in florida all the time. Then if a cop catches them they do notunderstand why they just got a ticket .when it hot leave your pets homes.if not they might not have a pet no more. the same thing some people leave there baby in the car no joke. there were article about that in the news paper ok have nice day.
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• United States
28 Apr 13
This makes me sad... I remember a time when my dog Shadow (RIP) suffered from a near heat stroke when he was around twelve years old during our usual walks for the day. We managed to get him inside the house to a cooler room, and gave him cool water to drink and cooled him down with cool, damp rags. We had a fan on him too. He recovered within a few hours, and it was like it never happened. One thing I hate is how people leave their dogs outside all day...no water or it's dirty....or in a dirty container.. And even more, some people just leave their dogs out there like that...for days until they remember that oh they have a dog! People like that make me really sad.
@velvet53 (17316)
• Palisade, Colorado
27 Apr 13
Yes, I have heard cases of a dog dying from a heat stroke. My son's dog is black and loves it outside in the summer time. It gets very hot here and he doesn't like it when I make him come inside. Even when he is outside I watch him real close.
@tinayu (214)
• China
26 Apr 13
oh,what a poor dog.i never knew about this until you told me.i know that dogs don't have sweat glands so that they only rely on their tongues to dissipate the heat.find a cool place for your dog and let it drink more water,then your dog would spend these hot days safely.
@katcarneo (1433)
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
I saw this in the news---very sad. My dog also sometimes feels too hot so just last week we shaved her fur. We also bathe her once a week, although on TV it was said that bathing dogs every two days is okay. It is really important to check for changes in the behavior of the dog. If it becomes to quiet or it appears weak, that's a cause for alarm. My dog is an indoor dog and she sits in front of an electric fan all day long. Sure our electricity bill will suffer, but the well-being of our pet is really more important.
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
every things that has life in this world is capable to encountered like this like what human being experienced now in this case we are now aware specially those who have pets in their home that lets keep in touch always on our pets situation lets make us daily routine to care our pets feeds them in a rigth time, take them a bath daily especially this humid summer...
@joizee (502)
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
Hi Fearlessgara! :) Oh my...that's a surprising news for me. I never knew they could die easily because I think they are much resourceful to protect themselves. Maybe the dog got weaker to look and find water. Luckily we don't have a pet to worry so be attentive with your pet now, it is really scorching hot in the Philippines. Take care :)