Five Signs Your Dog is Overheating
Summer heat, for a dog, can be just as dangerous as for a human. Know the sighs to look for if your dog is overheating because if you don't it could be fatal.
1. Hyperventilating or fast, shallow panting - if breathing appears labored or different that normal, your dog could be overheating.
2. Dry, red or blue, pale, gums - This is a sign of hyperthermia. Signs that show that the dog body temperature is way too high and unable to come down.
3. Excessive drooling, vomiting and diarrhea - An extreme amount of drooling can occur when a dog gets nervous because they don't feel right. This agitation can lead to vomiting and diarrea as well.
4. Seems depressed or lethargic - If your dog isn't acting like they normally do and their level of activity is way lower than usual, this could be a sign of a problem.
5. Weakness, dizziness, confusion - Signs of heatstroke that could lead to seizures and organ failure.
If your dog shows any of these signs, get it to a cool place and give frequent, small amounts of water.
[SOURCE- AKC Canine Health Foundation]