I don't know if everywhere in Canada and in the US is as disgustingly hot as it is here lately, but today was 111 farheneit with the humidity (44 celsius)... Gross!! It's been almost a week like this, and it's taking a toll on the furry friends!
I have no AC at home, and it's not uncommon for people here not to have one either. We have all 4 fans at full blast, and it's still making us melt. J is panting constantly, but faring ok, and Boulette is behaving like nothing's happening.
But the flat faced friends are having a harder time... At work we had a pekignese/pug cross who already had breathing issues who passed away at home, and a 4 year old Frenchie without AC, whose owners took very good care of (fans, ice in the water bowls, bathing in cool water regularly, didn't even go outside), also passed away from the heat today. It's just really, really sad, and unfair.
Be careful!!! A girl from work has 2 pugs and no A/C, she went home terrified tonight, not knowing anyome who she could sleepover that has A/C for her pups. She took a bunch of ice packs from work, and we tought of what to do.
Always have cold water available, add ice in it, give ice cubes to munch on...
If possible, bathe in cool water.
Put a cold soaked shirt on your dog, or add ice packs to a bed.
Rub foot pads with cold water, ice cubes, or rubbing alcohol (but that may sting a little) to help cooling off.
Obviously stay inside, avoid sun, exercise as less as possible.
Don't leave them in the car, at 77 farhenheit in the sun, it takes 5 minutes for a parked car to climb up to 95!!
In doubt of heat stroke, wrap your dog in a towel previously soaked in cold water, and run to the emergency!
If you can, have A/C in your home and avoid all this!
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