Heat stroke can have rapid onset and is a life-threatening issue for the canine patient. Any dog left in a closed-windowed car on a hot day, for example, can develop life-threatening hyperthermia in a matter of minutes. Learn to recognize the signs that your dog is at risk.
We're expecting incredibly hot conditions in Michigan within the next few days. And just like the Johnny Cash song, meteorologist call this weather phenomenon a "Ring of Fire". What does this mean for your pets? How to keep them safe and prevent heat stroke is the topic of this post.
"It's only going to be a few minutes and I'll make sure to crack the window for fresh air..." If you're a dog owner, this thought may have entered your mind from time to time. We want to spend quality time with our pets but it is a good idea to pause and think through your trip before taking your pet along.